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Departments: Older Workers

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of staff in his Department were over 60 years of age in each of the last three years. (145679)

The information requested is set out as follows and is at 1 April for each of the last three years.

Percentage

2005

2.4

2006

2.6

2007

3.8

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills 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. (145707)

The information is set out in the following tables. All numbers and percentages relate to permanent staff.

2004

Numbers recruited

Percentage of total recruits

55 and over

4

3

60 and over

2

1.5

2005

Numbers recruited

Percentage of total recruits

55 and over

11

6

60 and over

2

1

2006

Numbers recruited

Percentage of total recruits

55 and over

3

3

60 and over

1

1