The figures in the following table have been sourced from the Central Department and its agencies and show expenditure on recruitment consultancies and external advertising combined. These figures could not be split due to reporting variances across the Department.
Expenditure (£) 2003-04 4,021,132 2004-05 4,220,768 2005-06 8,272,596 2006-07 4,791,412 2007-08 5,610,731
The larger figure in 2005-06 represents a major campaign by the Highways Agency to recruit Traffic Officers.
The table showing Recruitment Consultancies used has been placed in the Libraries of the House. This represents recruitment consultancies used throughout the past five financial years however, some agencies could provide these data only at disproportionate cost.