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Departmental Temporary Employment

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills with reference to the answer of 29 October 2008, Official Report, column 1129W, on departmental temporary employment, how many staff were recruited through each company in each year; and for how long on average staff recruited through these companies worked for the Department in each year. (242308)

In the Department, the number of people that have been employed through the agencies each year are as follows:

Reed

Hays

Total

July 2007 to December 2007

6

4

10

January 2008 to October 2008

11

9

20

Total

17

13

30

Information on the average duration of appointments could be provided only at disproportionate cost.