Departmental Staff

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Michael Weir Michael Weir Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry)

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what average hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by agency.

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Employment Relations & Postal Services)

Departmental policy is that agency staff are engaged where it is not possible to source the skills for the task from within the Department but the expectation is that the appointment would be time-limited.

Further information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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