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Departments: Manpower

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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 her Department in each of the last three years were (i) male, (ii) female, (iii) registered disabled and (iv) aged 55 years or over. (143896)

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) figures requested by the hon. Member are:

Temporary part-time

We do not hold figures on part-time temporary workers centrally. Collating this information would incur disproportionate cost.

Temporary full-time

Total number of contracts granted = 219—Breakdown by year as follows:

2004

2005

2006

20071

Number issued to men

47

39

40

35

Number issued to women

10

22

13

13

Number issued to registered disabled

0

0

0

0

1 To-date

Permanent part-time

Total number of contracts granted = 17—Breakdown by year as follows:

2004

2005

2006

20071

Number issued to men

0

0

0

3

Number issued to women

2

1

2

8

Number issued to registered disabled

0

0

0

1

1 To-date

Permanent full-time

Total number of contracts granted = 705—Breakdown by year as follows:

2004

2005

2006

2007

Number issued to men

75

88

113

98

Number issued to women

47

48

104

99

Number issued to registered disabled

8

6

4

15

1 To-date

The FCO does not hold readily accessible data on contracts of employment granted to those aged 55 and over, separated into temporary part-time, temporary fall-time, permanent part-time and permanent full-time. Collating this information would incur disproportionate cost. However, the following figures are available for all contract-types combined issued to those aged 55 and over in each of the last three years:

2004

2005

2006

20071

Number issued those aged 55 and over

37

45

50

19

1 To-date