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Agency Staff

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what average hourly rate her Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency. (89474)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) uses various agencies under the national framework for temporary staff. Most of these are for the supply of Administrative Officer (grade A2) staff in Central London. Rates vary according to the length of assignment and skill-set required. Information dating back to 1999 is not held centrally. However, the following table provides information from 1 April 2004 on the hourly rates paid to agencies used by the FCO where applicable.

Agency2006-072005-062004-05

£

Top three

The Eclipse Organisation

13.90

13.90

12.48

Manpower

11.82

11.82

11.56

Select Appointments plc

15.49

15.49

n/a

Average

13.74

13.74

n/a

Others used by FCO

Adecco UK Ltd

17.50

n/a

n/a

Hays

16.83

16.83

16.46

Kelly

14.90

14.90

n/a

Average of above

16.41

n/a

n/a

Average of all

15.07

n/a

n/a