HC Deb 09 February 2004 vol 417 c1142W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many permanent staff have left and not been replaced in his Department's offices in(a) Portsmouth, (b) Southampton and (c) the Isle of Wight in each of the last three years. [151632]

Maria Eagle

The information requested is in the table.

Work in all these areas is continuing and is being regularly monitored by the Help Team. The results of this monitoring show that the council has made good progress in clearing its backlog of work and is currently ahead of its target for full clearance.