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Departmental Manpower

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) permanent Civil Service posts, (b) permanent non-Civil Service posts and (c) temporary or agency workers in employment in her Department there were in each month since May 2005. (199539)

The tables show the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) permanent civil servants, temporary and agency workers in employment in each month since May 2005.

The Home Office and agencies do not recognise the term ‘permanent non-Civil Service posts’ as all permanent posts are civil service posts.

The Home Office Headquarters and UKBA have been unable to provide 2005 monthly information due to the migration of staff data to a new database at the time. IPS temporary and agency staff numbers prior to July 2006 are unavailable because the central database did not record it at that time. To gather the information would incur a disproportionate cost.

Table 1: Breakdown of permanent and temporary or agency workers for Home Office HQ, UK Borders Agency, Criminal Records Bureau and Identity and Passport Service

Home Office HQ

UKBA

Permanent

Temporary or agency workers

Total

Permanent

Temporary or agency workers

Total

2005

May

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

June

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

July

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

August

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

September

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

October

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

November

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

December

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

2006

January

4,319

525

4,844

n/a

n/a

n/a

February

4,454

538

4,992

n/a

n/a

n/a

March

4,705

558

5,263

n/a

n/a

n/a

April

4,719

540

5,259

n/a

n/a

n/a

May

4,629

550

5,179

n/a

n/a

n/a

June

4,603

874

5,477

n/a

n/a

n/a

July

4,771

591

5,362

15,635

1,979

17,614

August

4,624

572

5,196

15,646

1,899

17,545

September

4,631

552

5,183

15,793

1,870

17,663

October

4,697

563

5,260

16,035

1,955

17,990

November

4,649

569

5,218

16,238

1,973

18,211

December

4,617

574

5,191

16,369

1,961

18,330

2007

January

4,677

557

5,234

16,538

1,955

18,493

February

4,683

573

5,256

16,714

1,962

18,676

March

4,681

578

5,259

16,926

1,912

18,838

April

4,593

587

5,180

17,116

1,781

18,897

May

2,875

414

3,289

17,373

1,289

18,662

June

2,864

429

3,293

17,424

1,242

18,666

July

2,829

426

3,255

17,558

1,246

18,804

August

2,815

422

3,237

17,596

1,251

18,847

September

2,937

551

3,488

17,606

1,191

18,797

October

2,923

486

3,409

17,581

1,107

18,688

November

2,846

551

3,397

17,550

991

18,541

December

2,833

555

3,388

17,512

950

18,462

2008

January

2,830

542

3,372

17,439

912

18,351

February

2,825

526

3,351

17,372

886

18,258

March

2,809

477

3,286

17,395

759

18,154

CRBIPS

Permanent

Temporary or agency workers

Total

Permanent

Temporary or agency workers headcount1

Total

2005

May

415

15

430

2,871

n/a

2,871

June

410

13

423

2,936

n/a

2,936

July

405

13

418

2,917

n/a

2,917

August

412

8

420

2,944

n/a

2,944

September

399

12

411

2,931

n/a

2,931

October

398

10

408

2,916

n/a

2,916

November

393

9

402

2,974

n/a

2,974

December

388

8

396

3,092

n/a

3,092

2006

January

384

4

388

3,076

n/a

3,076

February

379

4

383

3,136

n/a

3,136

March

373

4

377

3,165

n/a

3,165

April

370

0

370

3,228

n/a

3,228

May

366

4

370

3,226

n/a

3,226

June

366

1

367

3,325

n/a

3,325

July

366

1

367

3,182

247

3,429

August

377

1

378

3,247

253

3,500

September

377

0

377

3,318

243

3,561

October

379

0

379

3,252

233

3,485

November

384

2

386

3,245

238

3,483

December

378

3

381

3,062

244

3,306

2007

January

371

6

377

3,308

245

3,553

February

380

5

385

3,273

274

3,547

March

378

8

386

3,286

280

3,566

April

375

7

382

3,252

286

3,538

May

376

7

383

3,282

276

3,558

June

389

5

394

3,372

275

3,647

July

403

5

408

3,418

279

3,697

August

413

5

418

3,423

279

3,702

September

416

5

421

3,402

245

3,647

October

416

4

420

3,250

281

3,531

November

430

2

432

3,278

236

3,514

December

431

2

433

3,288

232

3,520

2008

January

450

3

453

3,528

211

3,739

February

454

3

457

3,532

193

3,725

March

453

6

459

3,530

166

3,696

1 Headcount for IPS includes all interims and office temps but excludes casual staff and consultants.