The Department for Transport and its executive agencies operate separate finance and human resource systems and there are no centralised records relating to the numbers of temporary staff employed or the value of contracts with suppliers used to source temporary staff. To search across the Department’s disparate finance and human resource systems to obtain this information would incur disproportionate cost.
Information relating to spend on temporary staff is published in the Department’s annual report. In the past three years these figures are:
£ million 2006-07 16.906 2007-08 27.265 2008-09 27.700
Where records are available, the numbers of temporary staff employed by the Department in the past three years are:
Number 2006-07 1,088 2007-08 1,353 2008-09 1,075
A table has been placed in the Libraries of the House showing the suppliers that the Department has used to source temporary staff between April 2007 and March 2009 and spend during this period.