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Departmental Staff

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff of each executive agency or department responsible to him were (a) on fixed-term appointments or (b) agency workers in each of the last three years; and what percentage of total staff these represented. (108665)

The number of staff on fixed-term appointments at 31 March in each of the last three years is shown in the following table.

Historic information on the number of agency workers is not available but a recent estimate indicates the current Department has around 120 agency staff undertaking administrative and related work. This number represents around 0.1 per cent. of total departmental staffing.

31 March 200431 March 200531 March 2006

Number of FTA

Percentage of total staff

Number of FTA

Percentage of total staff

Number of FTA

Percentage of total staff

Jobcentre Plus

180

0.2

1006

1.4

945

1.3

The Pension Service

699

3.6

986

6

472

3.4

Child Support Agency

191

1.7

334

3.3

110

1

Disability and Carers Service

25

0.3

17

0.3

47

0.7

The Rent Service

0

0

0

0

0

0

Other departmental units

116

0.9

259

2.0

242

2.1

Total

1,211

0.9

2,602

2.2

1,816

1.6

Notes:

1.Figures are full time equivalent (rounded) and are consistent with Office for National Statistics definitions.