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Departmental Recruitment

Volume 489: debated on Friday 20 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2009, Official Report, column 1879W, on departmental recruitment, what estimate he has made of the annual salary cost of (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) agency staff recruited by his Department in each year since 2005-06. (264296)

The Department for International Development (DFID) does not maintain central records of estimates made in respect of salary costs for newly recruited staff.

Each director within DFID has delegated authority to manage their staff resources, together with any associated pay and related costs.

Prior to the recruitment of any new member of staff (permanent, temporary or agency), the director is required to make an assessment of the cost of the appointment and to confirm they have sufficient funds available within their divisional budget.