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Departmental Recruitment

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many new recruits his 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 he has made of the equivalent figures for (A) 2009-10 and (B) 2010-11. (254474)

Information on the numbers of recruits appointed in the Department as permanent, temporary or agency staff in years 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 is provided in the following table. The Department does not currently have firm estimates for civilian external recruitment for the years 2009-10 and 2010-11.

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Permanent

4,260

3,810

3,950

3,270

Temporary

1,930

1,780

1,410

820

Agency

774

783

1,429

1,676