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Departments: Older Workers

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of staff in his Department were over 60 years of age in each of the last three years. (145677)

Departmental staffs 60 and over are shown as follows:

Percentage

April 2005

Percentage of staff aged 60 and over

5.8

April 2006

Percentage of staff aged 60 and over

6.5

April 2007

Percentage of staff aged 60 and over

7.6

Source:

DASA (Civilian)

Figures quoted include trading funds, but excludes Royal Fleet Auxiliaries and locally engaged staff. Percentages have been calculated on unrounded figures.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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. (145709)

The following table gives details of civilian personnel recruited by the Ministry of Defence:

Civilian inflow to the Ministry of Defence by financial year

Headcount

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Age

Total inflow

Percentage of total inflow

Total inflow

Percentage of total inflow

Total inflow

Percentage of total inflow

55 to 59

590

6.3

360

5.8

350

6.2

60+

310

3.3

210

3.3

220

4.0

55+

900

9.6

570

9.2

570

10.2

Notes:

1. This includes industrial and non industrial staff employed by the Ministry of Defence and trading funds, but excludes Royal Fleet Auxiliaries and locally engaged staff.

2. Percentages are calculated on unrounded figures and exclude staff of unknown age.

3. Staff grouped 55+ are a subset of 60+.

4. Due to the rounding methods used, totals may not always equal the sum of the parts. When rounding to the nearest 10, numbers ending in 5 have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.

Source:

DASA (Civilian)