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Departmental Recruitment

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many job vacancies at the (a) Government Equalities Office and (b) Equality and Human Rights Commission were filled through external recruitment agencies in the latest year for which figures are available. (315531)

The information requested is as follows:

(a) The Government Equalities Office has not filled any job vacancies using external recruitment agencies.

(b) The Equality and Human Rights Commission has filled four job vacancies using external recruitment agencies between 3 February 2009 and 3 February 2010.

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much the (a) Government Equalities Office and (b) Equality and Human Rights Commission spent on external recruitment consultants in the latest year for which figures are available. (315532)

The information requested is as follows:

(a) The GEO has spent £91,796 including VAT on recruitment consultants to run the public appointment of Commissioners for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (£62,333) and the Women's National Commission (£29,463).

(b) The Equality and Human Rights Commission has spent a total of £111,749.19 inclusive of VAT on external recruitment consultants between 3 February 2009 and 3 February 2010.