The Department’s policy is first to source any requirements for temporary administrative staff from the local Jobcentre Plus office. If this is unsuccessful we acquire agency staff through a framework agreement led by the Prison Service. Under these arrangements the average hourly rate by agency in 2005-06 was:
£ Reed 113.56 Hays 10.44 1 Mainly London based staff
1 Mainly London based staff
Information on earlier years is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.