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Forensic Science Service

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 24 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff were employed by the Forensic Science Service in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and what staff turnover was in each such year. (173602)

[holding answer 13 December 2007]: The Forensic Science Service has supplied the information in the following table.

FSS headcount and staff turnover

Average number of staff in year

Percentage turnover (leavers/av staff x 100)

2002-03

2,729

15.57

2003-04

2,697

7.26

2004-05

2,642

7.08

2005-06

2,503

12.66

2006-07

2,431

25.05

Sources:

2002-03, 2003-04, 2006-07: Annual report

2004-05, 2005-06: Performance report