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How many civil servants in Northern Ireland have made complaints of harassment or bullying against colleagues; how many complaints were upheld in each of the 10 years ending 31 December 2003; what is the number by department; how many complaints were made by females against males; and how many complaints were made by males against females. [HL382]
The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Amos): In the period 1 January 1994 to 31 December 2003, 338 complaints were formally made under departmental harassment and bullying procedures, of which 129 were made by females against males and 36 were made by males against females. During the same period 87 complaints were upheld and one was partially upheld.
The following tables provide a breakdown of this information by department, for each year from 1994 to 2003 inclusive. The figures include Northern Ireland government departments, their agencies and NDPBs and take account of complaints taken by civil servants against non civil servants. Some departments have not been able to supply data over the full period, 1994 to 2003, due to the reorganisation following devolution and departmental policies on the retention of papers.
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Baroness Amos: Northern Ireland civil servants in the 11 departments of the Northern Ireland Administration and the Northern Ireland Office receive 1.5 extra public and privilege days when compared to civil servants in Great Britain, owing to the greater number of bank holidays in Northern Ireland. These 1.5 days equate to approximately £2.8 million in salaries and related employers' costs.
How much of the underspent funding for each Northern Ireland department in the year 200304 has been transferred to the current year; and in each case for what purpose the provision is being used. [HL566]
Baroness Amos: For some categories of expenditure (mainly investment) the sums unspent are automatically reallocated to departments for expenditure in future years. For these categories of expenditure the amount of underspend carried forward from 200304 into 200405 in respect of each Northern Ireland department is set out in the table below and amounts to £195.4 million. The remaining amounts unspent are incorporated within the total sums available for allocation to departments in future years in accordance with current arrangements for public expenditure planning and control.
|Department||Amount carried into 200405|
|Agriculture & Rural Development||20.4|
|Culture, Arts & Leisure||2.9|
|Employment & Learning||10.3|
|Enterprise, Trade & Investment||1.3|
|Finance & Personnel||12.2|
|Health, Social Services & Public Safety||53.7|
|Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister||0.1|
Whether KPMG were engaged by Waterways Ireland to manage the recruitment process for directors, as indicated in the minutes of a North/South Ministerial Council Inland Waterways sector meeting of 23 November 2001 (Paper NSMC W1 3(01)1); if so, what was the process of such engagement; and when it was implemented. [HL651]
I would add that, following a tender process which commenced on 21 January, KPMG were appointed on 24 April 2001 to manage the recruitment of four directors for Waterways Ireland.
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Whether four directors of Waterways Ireland were in post by June 2002 as indicated in the minutes of a North/South Ministerial Council Inland Waterways sector meeting of 26 June 2002 (Paper NSMC W1 1(02)6); and, if so, on what dates each started employment. [HL652]
Baroness Amos: Four directors were in place by June 2002. The Director of Finance and Personnel commenced employment on 19 November 2001; the Director of Operations commenced employment on 5 December 2001; the Director of Technical Services commenced employment on 2 January 2002 and the Director of Marketing and Communications was appointed on 6 June 2002 with effect from 1 April 2002 following his designation and transfer from the department previously responsible for waterways in the South.
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