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Departmental Temporary Employment

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which companies were used by his Department for providing temporary staff in each year since it was established; and what the value of contracts with each such company was in each of those years. (229090)

The Ministry of Justice was established on 9 May 2007. The Department has a contract with Kelly Services and makes use of a framework contract established by the Home Office which gives access to a number of suppliers.

The following table gives details of the companies who have provided temporary staff, together with contract values, under these arrangements for the financial year 2007-08.

Company

Expenditure (£)

Kelly Services (UK) Ltd.

11,971,709

Brook Street plc

811,814

Hays Specialist Recruitment

263,482

Reed Employment

439,111

Employment Plus

10,339

NRG Group

79,334

Office Angels

81,370

The Department also utilises other agencies to meet any additional temporary staffing requirements. Information relating to these arrangements is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.