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Departmental Manpower

Volume 501: debated on Tuesday 24 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff of each grade work at each location on services which his Department has contracted out; what the (a) contractors and (b) services provided are in each case; what the length of each contract is; and what union recognition agreements are in place with each contractor. (301601)

The Department for International Development (DFID) has contracts with third party suppliers for a number of services which are carried out on DFID premises. Information on the name of contractors and the services provided is available on the DFID website at:

It is not possible to provide the number of staff broken down by civil service grades. Union recognition agreements are a matter between our suppliers and their employees.