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Departments: Older Workers

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of staff in her Department were over 60 years of age in each of the last three years. (145682)

The information is shown in the following table.

Date

Percentage of staff over 60

31 March 2005

1.0

31 March 2006

1.4

31 March 2007

1.7

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged (a) over 55 years of age and (b) over 60 years of age have been recruited by her 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. (145704)

The information is shown in the following table.

2004-052005-062006-07

Age group

Recruits

Percentage

Recruits

Percentage

Recruits

Percentage

55 and over

5

4

14

5

1

1

60 and over

0

0

3

1

1

1