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Departmental Temporary Employment

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which companies were used by his Department for providing temporary staff in each of the last five years; and what the value of contracts with each such company was in each of those years. (229084)

Until November 2006, MOD business units were individually responsible for engaging their own temporary staff. Since November 2006, a limited service to engage temporary staff has been provided through the People, Pay and Pensions Agency (PPPA). This does not yet cover all grades employed by the MOD, and therefore business units are still making their own arrangements where necessary. This means that information on total expenditure during each of the last five years could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Between November 2006 and September 2008, expenditure on temporary staff engaged by the PPPA to work in the MOD has been £10 million. The value of individual contracts has not been given due to commercial confidentiality. These staff have been obtained from the following list of agencies.

A & J Recruitment


Active Staff


Alpha Personnel

AM Personnel

Armstrong Appointments

Atos Origin UK

Aviation Requirements

Blue Arrow

Brook Street


COS Recruitment

Carlisle Staffing

Castle Recruitment

Champion Employment Agency



Hays (outside)

Jennifer Griffiths Recruitment


Josephine Sammons

Key Personnel

Manpower UK Ltd.

Office Angels

Opus Appointments

Personnel Selection

Pertemps Recruitment Partnership

Phoenix Strategic

Recruitment Express

Reed (outside)

Reed Employment

Reed Property & Construction

Robert Half

Royle Recruitment

S Com Group

Saffron Recruitment

Secondsite Recruitment

Select Appointments

Spring Personnel

Stafforce Recruitment

Storm Recruitment

Systems Consultant Services

Tate Recruitment

Topstaff Recruitment

Total Recruitment

Turner Charles

Venus Office Staffing


Wisewalk Resources

Workforce Staff & Business