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Departmental Recruitment

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many new recruits her Department took on in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09, how many of these were taken on as (i) permanent, (ii) temporary and (iii) agency staff; and what estimate she has made of the equivalent figures for (A) 2009-10 and (B) 2010-11. (254464)

The number of new recruits in Home Office HQ is in the following table:

Home office HQ—new recruits

Financial year

Appointment type

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

Permanent recruits

491

618

216

255

Temporary recruits

235

172

142

287

Agency recruits

17

51

77

97

Total

743

841

435

639

Forecast permanent recruits

1

1

Forecast temporary recruits

1

1

Forecast agency recruits

1

1

1 2009-10 and 2010-11 forecasts figures are not available as business planning has not been finalised in detail.