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Departmental Recruitment

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department and its agencies spent on external recruitment consultants in the last year for which figures are available. (315483)

The Department for Transport and its Executive agencies spent the following amounts on recruitment consultants in financial year 2008-09:

£

Department for Transport (central)

1,164,056

Highways Agency

430,953

Driving Standards Agency

279,591

Government Car and Despatch Agency

86,052

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

0

Vehicle Certification Agency

0

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is unable to provide details of spend on external recruitment consultants without incurring disproportionate cost. However DVLA’s expenditure on recruitment for financial year 2008-09, as published in the annual report and accounts, was £876,000.

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency is unable to provide details of spend on external recruitment consultants without incurring disproportionate cost.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many job vacancies in his Department and its agencies were filled through external recruitment in the last year for which figures are available. (315484)

The Department for Transport filled 1,390 job vacancies through external recruitment in the calendar year 2009.