HC Deb 24 June 2004 vol 422 c1543W
Mr. Lansley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate how many employees of his Department are to be transferred to a departmental arm's length body as part of the Change programme. [175312]

Ms Rosie Winterton

We estimate that 415 posts will be transferred to departmental arms length bodies as part of the Department's change programme. Those bodies are themselves being reviewed, as my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State, said in his written statement on 20 May.