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Departmental Recruitment

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department and its agencies spent on external recruitment consultants in the last 12 months. (315287)

Over the 12-month period from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009, DCSF spent £115,000 (including VAT) on external recruitment consultants for appointments into the Department.

DCSF only uses recruitment consultants when it provides value for money and for senior appointments operating under the rules of the Civil Service Commissioners.

The recruitment consultants employed for these purposes were all drawn from the Cabinet Office and Buying Solutions Framework agreements.

The Department has no agencies.