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Departmental Manpower

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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. (264288)

The number of permanent and temporary staff (short-term appointments) in DEFRA is shown in the table. All figures are headcount. The number of staff in core DEFRA is broken down by group as the directorates no longer exist in the Department’s organisational structure.

Information on the numbers of employment agency staff is not held centrally and cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate cost.

Temporary staff

Contract length

Permanent staff

Up to three months

Between three and six months

Between six and 12 months

12 months or more

Total

DEFRA group

Environment and Rural

614

2

4

1

1

8

Finance and Commercial

489

6

1

5

2

14

Food and Farming

596

3

0

1

0

4

Legal and Strategic Human Resources

248

1

0

1

0

2

Strategy and Evidence

443

5

2

4

1

12

DEFRA total

2,390

17

7

12

4

40

Executive agencies

Animal Health

1,622

26

27

11

0

64

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

548

0

0

0

0

0

Food and Environment Research Agency

840

2

8

15

0

25

Marine and Fisheries Agency

198

0

1

0

1

2

Rural Payments Agency

3,448

0

0

0

0

0

Veterinary Laboratories Agency

1,307

6

2

6

0

14

Veterinary Medicines Agency

149

0

0

0

0

0

DEFRA and agencies total

10,502

51

45

44

5

145