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Departmental Recruitment

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many new recruits his Department employed in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09; how many of these were (i) permanent, (ii) temporary and (iii) agency staff; and what estimate he has made of equivalent recruitment numbers in (A) 2009-10 and (B) 2010-11. (254426)

The following table shows the number of new recruits into DFID between 1 April 2005 and 31 January 2009 broken down into (i) permanent and (ii) temporary staff.

Central records of agency staff employed during this period are not held.

Date

Permanent

Temporary (fixed term contract)

1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006

60

16

1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007

51

26

1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008

47

11

1 April 2008 to 31 January 2009

68

27

DFID has not made a detailed estimate of recruitment numbers for future years, but does not anticipate any significant increases from recent years.