How many NWDO staff will be redeployed locally
To ask the Minister for Social Development whether staff redeployed as a result of the closure of the North West Development Office will be redeployed in the North West.
As a result of the closure of the North West Development Office, staff will be redeployed in line with the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) Redeployment Policy. The NICS Voluntary Exit Scheme and subsequent redeployment opportunities will be the means by which the surplus position in the North West Development Office will be managed. At this stage it is not possible to identify exactly where redeployment opportunities will be. However my Department has offices throughout Northern Ireland, including in the North West.