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Departmental Older Workers

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many people over the age of 55 years have been recruited by his Department in each of the last three years. (191512)

The Department for International Development (DFID) has recruited a total of 12 staff over the age of 55 during the last three years. The number of such staff recruited, for each year since 2005, is shown in the following table.

Number of staff recruited over the age of 55

2005

5

2006

5

2007

2

Total

12