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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Civil Servants

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 52414, tabled on 8 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many civil servants are currently working in his Department on energy and climate changes issues; and how many civil servants were employed by the former Department for Energy and Climate Change in November 2014.

Answered on

17 November 2016

The Department’s activity to tackle climate change cuts across the work of various teams and is in many cases undertaken by officials who, as well as energy and climate change, also work to deliver the department’s other priorities.

Consequently, it is not possible to calculate the exact number of officials who work on energy and climate change issues. However, as recent announcements outline, delivery of the Government’s commitments on climate change remains a key priority for the department.

The Department for Energy and Climate Change’s published civil servant staff figures for November 2014 was 1575, including 102 senior civil servants.