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Departmental Early Retirement

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff in (a) his Department and (b) his Department’s agencies have taken early retirement in the last two years. (217397)

The number of staff in DEFRA and its agencies who have taken early retirement in the past two years is shown in the following table.

2006-07

2007-08

DEFRA

231

657

AH

0

0

CEFAS

6

9

CSL

2

1

GDS

0

0

MFA

3

1

RPA

5

14

VLA

2

0

VMD

0

0

Total

249

682