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Departmental Temporary Employment

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent by his Department on (a) agency and (b) temporary staff in each financial year since 2005-06. (251359)

The Department for Work and Pensions utilises both staff employed by agencies and temporary staff employed direct on a casual basis; these costs are shown in the following table:

£ million

Agency staff

Temporary staff

Total

2005-06

46

32

78

2006-07

43

29

72

2007-08

41

19

60