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Departmental Staff

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 15 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many of his staff are (a) under and (b) over 55 years of age. (77422)

As at 31 December 2005, there were 1,659 staff under 55 years of age and 213 staff over 55 years of age employed by the Department for International Development.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many people over the age of 55 years were recruited into his Department in each of the last three years. (77423)

Numbers of DFID staff over the age of 55, recruited into the Department in each of the last three financial years, are in the following table.

Number

2003-04

7

2004-05

11

2005-06

3