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Departmental Temporary Employment

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent by her Department on (a) agency and (b) temporary staff in each financial year since 2005-06. (251358)

The following table details total annual salary costs to the Department for casual and fee paid employees who are paid on the Department's payroll system. The data cover Home Office headquarters, UK Border Agency (UKBA), Identity and Passport Service (IPS) and Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).

The Department employs agency staff and consultants who are paid from individual business unit budgets. Salary costs are not held centrally for these employees and to obtain the information would incur disproportionate cost.

£

Total annual salary costs of casual and fee paid staff in HQ, UKBA, IPS and CRB

2005-06

1,469,927.07

2006-07

503,593.29

2007-08

420,924.08

2008-09 (to end of January 2009)

372,012.41