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Departmental Manpower

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) permanent civil service posts, (b) permanent non-civil service posts and (c) temporary or agency workers there were in his Department in each month since May 2005. (199967)

Details of permanent civil service posts, temporary and agency workers employed by the Department for Work and Pensions for each month since May 2005 are shown in the following table.

Permanent

Temporary1

Agency staff2

Total

2005

May

126,979

4,002

130,981

June

126,380

4,243

130,623

July

125,776

4,833

130,609

August

125,343

4,899

130,242

September

124,901

4,833

129,734

October

124,579

5,093

129,672

November

124,314

5,254

129,568

December

123,998

5,372

129,370

2006

January

123,930

5,341

129,271

February

122,873

4,991

127,864

March

123,713

3,434

127,147

April

122,699

3,258

125,957

May

122,314

3,180

125,494

June

122,179

3,533

125,712

July

122,052

4,263

126,315

August

121,573

4,408

125,981

September

121,502

3,692

125,194

October

121,286

3,507

124,793

November

121,075

3,441

124,516

December

120,617

3,502

124,119

2007

January

120,257

3,562

123,819

February

119,624

3,443

123,067

March

118,217

2,270

120,487

April

119,126

946

120,072

May

118,516

955

119,471

June

117,948

961

118,909

July

117,180

1,669

118,849

August

116,113

1,741

117,854

September

115,447

1,807

300

117,554

October

115,066

1,739

255

117,060

November

115,014

1,750

284

117,048

December

114,543

1,790

269

116,602

2008

January

113,951

1,916

312

116,179

February

113,477

1,878

444

115,799

March

112,628

1,344

433

114,405

1 Based on the Office of National Statistics (ONS) definition, from 1 April 2007 members of staff with a fixed term contract in excess of 12 months are counted as permanent.

2 Data only available from September 2007.