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Revenue and Customs: Manpower

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of staff of HM Revenue and Customs were (a) on fixed term appointments and (b) agency workers in each of the last three years. (321068)

[holding answer 8 March 2010]: The information is as follows:

(a) The information requested is provided in the following table.

Fixed term appointments

Headcount

Percentage of HMRC total headcount

April 2007

4,206

4.4

April 2008

2,578

2.8

April 2009

1,327

1.5

(b) Agency staff numbers are available only at disproportionate cost, as they are not centrally held by HM Revenue and Customs’ systems.