Departmental Staff

International Development written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Russell Brown Russell Brown Labour, Dumfries

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of staff employed within his Department are over 55 years of age; and what (a) number and (b) percentage of staff recruited over the last 12 months are over 55 years of age.

Mr. Gareth Thomas:

The following table shows the number and percentage of staff in DFID aged 55 and over at 1 April 2003. The figures are based on the headcount of permanent civil servants.

Number and percentage of staff in DFID aged 55 and over at 1April 2003
DFID
Age 55 plus 150
Others 1,490
Total 1,640
Percentage of staff aged 55 plus 9.1

Note

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Rounding may lead to inconsistencies between the sum of individual cells and the totals are calculated from the unrounded numbers.

Source

DFID

The following table shows the number and percentage of recruits to DFID over the period 1 April 2002 to 31 March 2003 who are aged 55 years and over. Figures are based on the headcount of Permanent civil servants.

Number and percentage of recruits to DFID over the period 1April 2002 to 31March 2003 aged 55 and over
DFID
Age 55 plus 10
Others 120
Total 130
Percentage of recruits aged 55 plus 8.1

Note

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Rounding may lead to inconsistencies between the sum of individual cells and the totals are calculated from the unrounded numbers.

Source

DFID

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