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Departmental Recruitment

Volume 480: debated on Friday 17 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) his Department and (b) its executive agencies spent on (i) recruitment consultants and (ii) external recruitment advertising to recruit staff in each of the last five financial years; which recruitment consultants were employed for those purposes in each of those years; and if he will make a statement. (226808)

The Department and its agency, the Royal Parks, do not separately identify the cost of recruitment consultants from other recruitment costs such as advertising. The total amount spent on recruitment including external advertising and on recruitment consultants in each of the last five financial years is shown in the following table.

£

2003-04

88,670.89

2004-05

34,931.46

2005-06

131,133.02

2006-07

276,315.13

2007-08

148,474.98

The following recruitment consultants have been employed over the last five financial years:

Capita (2005-06)

Whitehead Mann (2005-06)

Odgers (2006-07 and 2007-08)

Taylor Bennett (2007-08).