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Departmental Temporary Employment

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 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. (320018)

For the supply of temporary staff (interim managers, specialist contractors and admin/clerical workers), the Department uses a range of companies under the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) Buying Solutions framework agreement.

The OGC is an independent office of HM Treasury, established to help Government deliver best value from their spending.

The procurement of temporary staff is not managed centrally in the Department as responsibility has been devolved locally to line management. Companies used under the framework will vary depending on the specialist needs of the line. Therefore the information is not easily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.