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Departmental Staff

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many temporary employees are contracted to work for his Department; what the total annual salary bill is for such employees; and what the figures were in 1997. (107124)

The Department for Transport was formed in May 2002. The temporary employees currently contracted to work in the Department and its agencies are shown in the following table. Where the information is available the table also shows the annual salary bill for the Department and its agencies for the period 2005-06 for such employees.

Number of temporary workers contracted to work as at 30 November 2006

Annual salary bill for such employees for 2005-06 (£)

Department for Transport (c)

75

1

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

2

2

Vehicle Certification Agency

2

2

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

3

3

Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency

25

278,784

Highways Agency

173.5

5,465,642

Driving Standards Agency

117

80,472

Government Car and Despatch Agency

0

16,714

1 The information can be obtained only at disproportionate cost 2 No information available. 3 The Annual Report provides figures for agency/consultancy support.