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Department for Education: Ministerial Changes

Question for Department for Education

UIN 36086, tabled on 13 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish all emails from the Department's Permanent Secretary to departmental staff informing them of the appointment of a new Secretary of State for Education.

Answered on

21 July 2022

On the appointment of a new Secretary of State, the Permanent Secretary will generally communicate with staff to inform them of the appointment, noting the continuation of the department’s key business, while outlining any changes to portfolios or responsibilities. In the department, this is not done by email but through all-staff live broadcasts. Factual updates on department ministerial appointments have also been published on the departmental staff intranet and through the all-staff weekly newsletter. Information on all departments’ ministerial appointments, and portfolios, is already available in the public domain.