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Departmental Staff

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 15 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many of her staff are (a) under and (b) over 55 years of age. (77198)

In the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, there are 11 staff over the age of 55 years and 506 staff under the age of 55 years.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people over the age of 55 years have been recruited into her Department in each of the last three years. (77199)

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is a relatively small department with little external recruitment during the last three years. As the numbers are so small we are unable to reveal the figures on the grounds of confidentiality.