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Departmental Redundancies

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many redundancies there were in his Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of such redundancies was in each year; how many temporary staff were employed in each year; and how many staff were seconded by outside organisations to posts within his Department in each year. (95251)

Available information is shown in the following table. Information on redundancies for civilian staff prior to 1999-2000 is not available.

Civilian redundancies

Service personnel redundancies

Average number of casual civilian staff

Number of civilian staff seconded into Department

1997-98

1

10

2,930

1,180

1998-99

1

2

2,250

1,370

1999-2000

1,560

2

2,050

1,880

2000-01

1,220

2

1,760

230

2001-02

840

2

1,750

300

2002-03

710

2

1,800

380

2003-04

1,580

2

900

550

2004-05

890

2

1,370

580

2005-06

1,620

530

1,370

390

1 Data not available. 2 Zero or rounded to zero. Notes: 1. Data on costs of redundancies are not held centrally. 2. This table uses the revised definition of civilian personnel (www.dasa.mod.uk). 3. None of the above information is available for Royal Fleet Auxiliary or locally engaged civilian staff. 4. When rounding to the nearest 10, numbers ending in 5 have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias. 5. Casual staff and secondments do not apply to service personnel.