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Employment Agencies

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many agency staff were employed by (a) the Homes and Communities Agency, (b) the Tenant Services Authority, (c) the National Housing and Planning Advice Unit, (d) the Homes and Communities Agency Academy and (e) his Department in each of the last 12 months. (296606)

The tables show the number of agency staff employed by (b) the Tenants Services Authority, (c) the National Housing and Planning Unit, (d) the Homes and Communities Agency Academy and (e) Communities and Local Government in each of the last 12 months.

Figures for agency staff employed in each of the last 12 months by (a) the Homes and Community Agency are not available other than at disproportionate cost. Details of the average number of temporary staff they have employed will be published shortly in their annual report and accounts.

Tables showing agency staff employed in the last 12 months from October 2008 to September 2009

(a) Homes and Communities Agency

Figures for agency staff employed in each of the last 12 months by the Homes and Community Agency are not available other than at disproportionate cost. Details of the average number of temporary staff they have employed will be published shortly in their annual report and accounts.

(b) Tenants Services Authority

The TSA has provided figures for staff employed via a third party e.g. recruitment agency from 1 December to week ending 23 October.

Number of agency staff

December 2008

19

January 2009

19

February 2009

25

March 2009

23

April 2009

19

May 2009

19

June 2009

18

July 2009

19

August 2009

18

September 2009

16

October 2009

15

(c) National Housing and Planning Unit

Number of agency staff

October 2008

2

November 2008

2

December 2008

2

January 2009

0

February 2009

0

March 2009

0

April 2009

0

May 2009

0

June 2009

0

July 2009

0

August 2009

0

September 2009

0

(d) Homes and Communities Agency Academy

Number of agency staff

October 2008

n/a

November 2008

n/a

December 2008

1

January 2009

1

February 2009

1.8

March 2009

1.8

April 2009

1.8

May 2009

1.8

June 2009

1.8

July 2009

2

August 2009

2

September 2009

2

(e) Communities and Local Government

Number of agency staff

October 2008

155

November 2008

155

December 2008

178

January 2009

163

February 2009

161

March 2009

161

April 2009

162

May 2009

160

June 2009

156

July 2009

153

August 2009

138

September 2009

116