Departmental Working Hours

International Development written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many hours (a) in total and (b) on average per employee were worked by civil servants in his Department in the last year for which records are available.

Photo of Gillian Merron Gillian Merron Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International Development

Based on the contracted hours (minus leave entitlements) of home civil service staff working in our HQ offices (in London and East Kilbride) and overseas, the total hours worked from 1 January-31 December 2007, was 2,652,062.60.

This equates to an average of 1,550.90 hours per employee, based on our headcount staff numbers of 1,710.

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