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Departmental Temporary Employment

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by his Department on (a) agency and (b) temporary staff in each financial year since 2005-06. (251357)

The Department allows managers to access temporary staff, when necessary, through appropriate employment agencies at their own discretion, where the appropriate funding is authorised. The Department does not collect information on agency and temporary staff spend in the format requested and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.