Departments: Recruitment

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Shadow Paymaster General

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department paid to recruitment consultants in each year since 1997.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office

Most NIO recruitment is currently carried out free of charge by NI Recruitment Service, an agency of the Department of Finance and Personnel. Recruitment consultants are used only where Recruitment Service competitions fail to produce suitable candidates or where executive searches are required to identify suitably skilled and experienced applicants. The following are the total amounts paid by the Northern Ireland Office core Department to recruitment consultants during the calendar years 2000-07. Information prior to 2000 is unavailable.

2000 0
2001 0
2002 44,800
2003 5,483
2004 34,736
2005 0
2006 69,644
2007 (to date) 0

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