Departments: Older Workers
David Simpson
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of staff in his Department were over 60 years of age in each of the last three years.
Barry Gardiner
The percentage of staff in DEFRA over 60 in the last three years for which published figures are available was as follows:
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|As at 1 April each year|Percentage|
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|2003 |1.66 |
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|2004 |1.95 |
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|2005 |1.78 |
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David Simpson
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people aged (a) over 55 years of age and (b) over 60 years of age have been recruited by his Department in each of the last three years; and what percentage in each case this is of the number of new recruits in each year.
Barry Gardiner
The number of people over (a) 55 and (b) 60 recruited by DEFRA in the last three years for which published figures are available was as follows:
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| |Number|Percentage|Number|Percentage|
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|2003 |10 |1.33 |<10|— |
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|2004 |10 |1.37 |0 |0 |
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|2005 |10 |2.50 |<10|— |
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|Note: Figures are rounded to the nearest 10, and those below 10 are not disclosed for privacy reasons.| | | | |
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