Departmental Manpower

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 3rd December 2007.

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Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people aged (a) 30 to 39, (b) 40 to 49, (c) 50 to 59 and (d) 60 to 69 years have (i) applied for jobs, (ii) received interviews and (iii) gained (A) temporary and (B) permanent jobs in his Department in 2007.

Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children, Young People and Families)

The Department was formed as part of the Machinery of Government changes on 28 June 2007. Numbers of staff recruited to the new Department since then have been small. The figures are set out by the relevant age bands in the following table:

Age range Permanent Temporary
under 30 40 11
30-39 33 3
40-49 18 1
50-59 8 0
60-69 0 0

Detailed information on applicants and interviews is held by individual teams and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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