25 July 2012
"With these adverts posted one day after we called a strike then dangled in front of staff to try to dissuade them from taking action, this is now an incredible claim that raises very serious questions about the integrity of Home Office officials and ministers.
"It is either shambolic or a deliberate lie, and not only do we call on them to honour the 800 vacancies as advertised, we demand a full explanation into what happened, and an apology from the minister Damian Green who earlier accused us of making up these figures and claimed no new job ads had been posted since we threatened to strike.
"With this latest scandal senior officials and ministers have lost all credibility that they are acting in the interests of their staff and the public."
The Channel 4 News FactCheck team has checked out the minister's claims and concluded that Mr Green is "wrong in a number of ways".