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Departmental Temporary Staff

Volume 506: debated on Friday 5 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development from which companies his Department sourced temporary staff in each of the last three years; how many temporary staff his Department employed in each year; and what the monetary value of the contracts with each such company was in each such year. (320016)

The Department for International Development (DFID) has formal arrangements with Margaret Hodge, Josephine Sammons and Manpower to provide temporary staff at the administrative level. In addition, professional and specialist temporary staff can be appointed through specialist suppliers without the involvement of DFID's Human Resources Division. Subsequently, there is no central record of the total number of temporary staff employed or the associated costs for each of the last three years. This information cannot be provided without incurring disproportionate costs.