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Departments: Recruitment

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department spent on newsprint recruitment advertising in each of the last five years; and which newspapers it used for such purposes over that period. (129090)

The cost of newsprint advertising cannot be easily separated from other recruitment expenditure without disproportionate cost.

Senior posts are typically advertised in The Times or The Guardian, and, if appropriate, the specialist press. More junior positions are advertised in the London press.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many vacancies there are within her Department. (129091)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department has spent on recruitment in the last five years, broken down by (a) costs incurred directly by her Department, (b) costs incurred through the employment of recruitment agencies and agents and (c) other costs. (129092)

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has paid the following amounts on the recruitment of permanent staff in the last five years:

£

2001-02

27,079

2002-03

115,369

2003-04

70,786

2004-05

34,931

2005-06

130,980

A breakdown of these amounts as requested could be provided only at a disproportionate cost.