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Departments: Manpower

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what percentage of employees in (a) his Department and (b) each (i) executive agency and (ii) non-departmental public body funded by his Department are above state retirement age. (158953)

The figures for the Ministry of Justice (former DCA and its’ agencies) have been compiled and are detailed as follows.

(a) (i) The total number of permanent and casual staff, and the percentage of staff above state retirement age, employed by the Ministry of Justice (former DCA) as at 30 September 2006, taken from the Ministry of Justice new oracle single human resource system are as follows:

Ministry of Justice

Formerly Department for Constitutional Affairs (excl. agencies)

Number/percentage

Total all staff (permanent and casual)

2,190

Number of staff above 65 (state retirement age)

5

Percentage of staff above age 65 and above

0.23

(b) (i) The total number of permanent and casual staff, and the percentage of staff above state retirement age, employed by the Ministry of Justice agencies (former DCA and it’s agencies) as at 30 September 2006, taken from the Ministry of Justice new oracle single human resource system are as follows:

Ministry of Justice’s agencies

Total all staff (permanent and casual)

Number of staff above 65 (state retirement age)

Percentage of staff above 65

HM Courts Service

22,570

211

0.93

Public Guardianship Office

350

2

0.57

Tribunals Service

3,070

10

0.33

Scotland Office (excl. Office of Advocate General)

30

0

0

Wales Office

60

1

1.7

(b) (ii) The ONS does not collate the information for NDPB’s centrally. Therefore, my Department would need to approach each of the individual NDPB’s and amalgamate responses at a disproportionate cost.