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Departmental Pay Rates

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has spent on staff employed at his Department but remunerated through an employment agency in each year since 2001. (101120)

[holding answer 22 November 2006]: From information held centrally, the core Department’s expenditure on personnel engaged through employment agencies since 2001 is as follows:

Financial year

Value (£)

2002-03

10,536,838

2003-04

9,383,419

2004-05

9,623,459

2005-06

9,890,898

1 April 2006 to 30 September 2006

3,908,745

Information for the financial year 2001-02 is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many members of staff have received payments through an employment agency for work undertaken in his Department in each year since 2001. (101235)

[holding answer 22 November 2006]: Information is not held centrally on the numbers of personnel who have received payments through an employment agency for work undertaken in the Department in each year since 2001. The information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.