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Departmental Staff

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many temporary employees were contracted to work for his Department in 2005-06; and what the total cost of such employees was in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 1997-98. (106695)

During 2005-06, the Department employed an average of 48 temporary staff per month. The total cost of such employees in 2005-06 was £2.227 million, and in 1997-98 they were £1.442 million.