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Departmental Recruitment

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff his Department recruited as (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) agency staff in each year since it was established. (257631)

The following table provides the information on the number of directly employed staff recruited since the formation of the Ministry of Justice.

The Ministry of Justice does not hold central data in respect of the number of agency staff recruited and therefore they could be collected only at disproportionate costs.

9 May 2007 to 31 March 2008

1 April 2008 to 31 January 2009

Permanent

5,062

5,471

Fixed Term Contract

3,113

2,459