Forensic Science Service

Home Department written question – answered on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of John Martin McDonnell John Martin McDonnell Labour, Hayes and Harlington

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff were employed by the Forensic Science Service in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and what staff turnover was in each such year.

Photo of Meg Hillier Meg Hillier Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Identity)

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The Forensic Science Service has supplied the information in the following table.

FSS headcount and s taff turnover
Average number of staff in year Percentage turnover (leavers/av staff x 100)
2002-03 2,729 15.57
2003-04 2,697 7.26
2004-05 2,642 7.08
2005-06 2,503 12.66
2006-07 2,431 25.05
Source s :

2002-03, 2003-04, 2006-07: Annual report

2004-05, 2005-06: Performance report

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