Departments: Recruitment

Trade and Industry 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 Trade and Industry how much his Department and its agencies paid to recruitment consultants in each year since 1997.

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

Central records indicate that the following payments in total have been made to recruitment consultants.

Core DTI
2003-2004 1,269,335
2004-2005 1,779,732
2005-2006 2,431,175
2006-2007 1,388,192
UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)
2003-2004 4064
2004-2005 20,984
2005-2006 147,284
2006-2007 5,897
Employment Tribunals Service (ETS) (transferred to Department for Constitutional Affairs on 1 April 2006)
2003-2004 13,885
2004-2005 10,411
2005-2006 16,585

I have asked Chief Executives of the Executive Agencies to respond directly to the hon. Member.

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

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