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Departments: Older Workers

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 27 June 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of staff in his Department were over 60 years of age in each of the last three years. (145690)

The percentage of staff in HM Treasury aged 60 and over is as follows:

Year (as at 1 April)

Staff (percentage)

2007

0.6

2006

0.2

2005

0.2

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people aged (a) over 55 years of age and (b) over 60 years of age have been recruited by his Department in each of the last three years; and what percentage in each case this is of the number of new recruits in each year. (145697)

The number and percentage of new recruits in HM Treasury in the 55+ and 60+ age categories are contained in the following table:

All recruits aged 55 to 59All recruits aged 60+

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

2006-07

3

1

1

0.3

2005-06

3

0.9

1

0.3

2004-05

3

0.9

1

0.3