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Departmental Manpower

Volume 489: debated on Friday 20 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) permanent, (b) agency and (c) temporary staff on contracts of (i) up to three months, (ii) between three and six months, (iii) between six and 12 months and (iv) 12 months or more there are in each directorate of his Department. (264313)

The figures for civilian staff, excluding Trading Funds and Locally Employed Civilians, are as follows (at 17 March 2009):

Permanent staff by top level budget (TLB)

Number

Air Command

8,685

Central

16,885

Chief of Joint Operations

343

Commander-in-Chief Fleet

2,396

Defence Equipment and Support

17,114

Defence Estates

2,707

Land Forces

16,437

Science Innovation and Technology

332

Total

64,899

Agency staff by TLB

Number

Air Command

572

Central

274

Chief of Joint Operations

162

Commander-in-Chief Fleet

74

Defence Equipment and Support

438

Defence Estates

204

Land Forces

210

Science Innovation Technology

32

Total

1,966

Temporary staff by TLB

Number

Air Command

0-3 months

0

3-6 months

1

6-12 months

113

12 months plus

44

TLB Sub-Total

158

Central

0-3 months

0

3-6 months

1

6-12 months

54

12 months plus

112

TLB Sub-Total

167

Chief of Joint Operations

0-3 months

0

3-6 months

0

6-12 months

1

12 months plus

10

TLB Sub-Total

11

Commander in Chief Fleet

0-3 months

0

3-6 months

0

6-12 months

16

12 months plus

29

TLB Sub-Total

45

Defence Equipment and Support

0-3 months

2

3-6 months

22

6-12 months

84

12 months plus

55

TLB Sub-Total

163

Defence Estates

0-3 months

0

3-6 months

0

6-12 months

16

12 months plus

8

TLB Sub-Total

24

Land Forces

0-3 months

2

3-6 months

6

6-12 months

206

12 months plus

492

TLB Sub-Total

706

Science Innovation Technology

0-3 months

0

3-6 months

0

6-12 months

1

12 months plus

1

TLB Sub-Total

2

Grand Total

1,276

These figures are derived from the Department’s central system, and it is possible that some engagement of agency staff (who are not employees) may not be recorded where arrangements have been made locally.