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Departments: Manpower

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people granted (a) temporary part-time, (b) temporary full-time, (c) permanent part-time and (d) permanent full-time contracts of employment in his Department in each of the last three years were (i) male, (ii) female, (iii) registered disabled and (iv) aged 55 years or over. (143903)

The following tables provide details of responses from DfT (c) and its agencies to the request for information.

Temporary Workers

Contract type

Male

Female

Disabled

55 or Over

2005

Part-time

21

17

0

15

Full-time

443

209

0

22

Total 2005

464

226

0

37

2006

Part-time

21

25

0

18

Full-time

727

296

0

22

Total 2006

748

321

0

40

20071

Part-time

21

24

0

11

Full-time

773

410

0

13

Total 2007

794

434

0

23

1 To 31 March 2007

Permanent Workers

Contract type

Male

Female

Disabled

55 or Over

2005

Part-time

493

2,022

37

361

Full-time

9,189

5,619

370

2,471

Total 2205

9,682

7,641

407

2,832

2006

Part-time

586

3,212

33

485

Full-time

9,497

6,234

370

2,740

Total 2006

10,083

9,446

403

3,225

20071

Part-time

655

2171

51

541

Full-time

10,445

6,078

377

2,684

Total 2007

11,100

8,249

428

3,225

1 To March 31 March 2007

DVLA note no temporary contracts have been granted.

MCA note no temporary contracts have been granted.

DSA does not employ staff on a temporary contract.

GCDA the information provided corresponds to the period since the GCDA became part of the DfT in November 2005.

DfT (c) Temporary staff were not recorded on PIMS until late 2005 also note that part-time status, disability and age are not recorded for non-employees/temporary workers database.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of staff in his Department are (a) male, (b) female, (c) registered disabled and (d) aged 55 or over. (143920)

Departmental information is that there are currently (a) 57 per cent. male staff, (b) 43 per cent. female staff, (c) 6 per cent. staff who have declared that they are disabled and, (d) 16 per cent. staff who are aged 55 and over.