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Departmental Temporary Employment

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 2 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the estimated cost to his Department of the implementation of the EU Agency Workers Directive is. (303198)

[holding answer 1 December 2009]: The Department only uses agency workers where there is a clear business need and usually to provide short term cover for posts. Given this, the Department does not forecast how many agency workers it will recruit in future years and, therefore, it is not possible to provide information on any additional costs.