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Departmental Manpower

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost of (a) salaries for permanent Civil Service posts, (b) salaries for permanent non-Civil Service posts and (c) payments to temporary or agency workers in his Department was in each month since May 2005. (199620)

I can provide the following analysis of the costs of salaries for permanent civil servants and payments to temporary or agency workers within the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from May 2005. The Department does not maintain permanent non-civil service posts.

Salaries of permanent civil servant posts and payments to temporary and agency workers, within Defra

£000

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Salaries of permanent civil servant posts

Payments to temporary or agency workers

Salaries of permanent civil servant posts

Payments to temporary or agency workers

Salaries of permanent civil servant posts

Payments to temporary or agency workers

April

25,563

845

26,828

464

May

32,132

1,457

25,851

1,051

35,767

394

June

33,179

1,508

26,929

730

35,710

291

July

32,827

1,677

25,570

1,047

30,105

352

August

32,858

1,711

25,449

900

33,950

458

September

33,524

1,572

25,387

772

36,824

258

October

32,603

1,513

25,349

551

29,372

664

November

31,581

1,508

26,702

559

33,437

968

December

29,687

1,734

75,265

539

36,223

272

January

31,713

1,214

30,348

487

31,848

407

February

33,110

1,594

32,582

489

32,017

370

March

32,123

1,669

31,655

620

30,757

577