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Temporary Employment

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the number of temporary and agency workers in (a) each region of England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland. (297400)

The number of temporary agency workers in each devolved Administration and Government Office region is provided in the following table:

Distribution of temporary agency workers by region

Region

Proportion (percentage)

Number1

England

89

1,158,000

North East

4

53,000

North West

10

133,000

Yorkshire and Humberside

10

134,000

East Midlands

10

132,000

West Midlands

9

112,000

Eastern

10

135,000

London

15

193,000

South East

14

176,000

South West

7

90,000

Wales

3

43,000

Scotland

6

76,000

Northern Ireland

2

23,000

UK total

1,300,000

1 APS proportions are applied to the 1.3 million agency workers estimated by SORA/REC. Rounded to nearest 1,000.

Note:

Figures have been rounded.

Source:

ONS’ Annual Population Survey April 2008—March 2009, BIS’ Survey of Recruitment Agencies (SORA) 2007 and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) ‘Census’ 2006