To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff her Department have recruited to prepare for the UK hosting of the 26th Conference of the Parties.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
22 October 2019
To date, the Department has largely resourced its preparations for COP26 through the reprioritisation of existing staff. In addition it has recruited seven new staff to work on COP26.
BEIS staff will support a whole of government effort to deliver COP26, led by a new unit in Cabinet Office, where the majority of staff will be located.
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