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Departmental Temporary Employment

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what average hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by employment agency. (187911)

The average hourly rate per agency is commercially sensitive and therefore cannot be disclosed. Data prior to 2004-05 are not held centrally.

The overall average hourly rate per year is as follows:

Average hourly rate (£)

2007-08

17.05

2006-07

19.25

2005-06

21.58

2004-05

20.50