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Departmental Older Workers

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people over the age of 55 have been recruited by his Department in each of the last three years. (191518)

The number of people over the age of 55 recruited by the Department in each of the last three full financial years and in the first 11 months of the current financial year are presented in the following table.

Financial year

Number of staff

2007-08 (11 months)

5

2006-07

1

2005-06

14

2004-05

5