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Departmental Temporary Employment

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what average hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by employment agency. (187794)

The Department was established in June 2007. The average hourly rate paid by my Department to employment agencies for agency staff in the financial year 2007-08 is set out in the following table.

Average hourly charge rate

£

Grade

Adecco

Hays

Reed

AA1

8.65

AO1

10.64

EA1

8.48

9.86

EO

14.42

15.49

12.13

Personal Secretary

15.64

Senior Personal Secretary

16.38

HEO

18.82

20.45

14.82

SEO

24.66

18.10

1 Grades AA and AO have now been replaced by EA.