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Departmental Temporary Employment

Volume 487: debated on Monday 9 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was spent by his Department on (a) agency and (b) temporary staff in each year since it was established. (251290)

Since its inception, the Department’s spend on agency staff for each year is set out as follows:

Agency (£)

July-December 2007


January-December 2008


The Department also employs people on other short term contracts but information on salary costs by length of contract could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.