Departmental Manpower

Home Department written question – answered on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of Dan Rogerson Dan Rogerson Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) permanent Civil Service posts, (b) permanent non-Civil Service posts and (c) temporary or agency workers in employment in her Department there were in each month since May 2005.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands), Minister of State (Home Office) (Borders and Immigration), Minister of State (HM Treasury) (also in the Home Office)

The tables show the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) permanent civil servants, temporary and agency workers in employment in each month since May 2005.

The Home Office and agencies do not recognise the term 'permanent non-Civil Service posts' as all permanent posts are civil service posts.

The Home Office Headquarters and UKBA have been unable to provide 2005 monthly information due to the migration of staff data to a new database at the time. IPS temporary and agency staff numbers prior to July 2006 are unavailable because the central database did not record it at that time. To gather the information would incur a disproportionate cost.

Table 1: Breakdown of permanent and temporary or agency workers for Home Office HQ, UK Borders Agency, Criminal Records Bureau and Identity and Passport Service
Home Office HQ UKBA
Permanent Temporary or agency workers Total Permanent Temporary or agency workers Total
2005
May n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
June n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
July n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
August n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
September n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
October n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
November n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
December n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006
January 4,319 525 4,844 n/a n/a n/a
February 4,454 538 4,992 n/a n/a n/a
March 4,705 558 5,263 n/a n/a n/a
April 4,719 540 5,259 n/a n/a n/a
May 4,629 550 5,179 n/a n/a n/a
June 4,603 874 5,477 n/a n/a n/a
July 4,771 591 5,362 15,635 1,979 17,614
August 4,624 572 5,196 15,646 1,899 17,545
September 4,631 552 5,183 15,793 1,870 17,663
October 4,697 563 5,260 16,035 1,955 17,990
November 4,649 569 5,218 16,238 1,973 18,211
December 4,617 574 5,191 16,369 1,961 18,330
2007
January 4,677 557 5,234 16,538 1,955 18,493
February 4,683 573 5,256 16,714 1,962 18,676
March 4,681 578 5,259 16,926 1,912 18,838
April 4,593 587 5,180 17,116 1,781 18,897
May 2,875 414 3,289 17,373 1,289 18,662
June 2,864 429 3,293 17,424 1,242 18,666
July 2,829 426 3,255 17,558 1,246 18,804
August 2,815 422 3,237 17,596 1,251 18,847
September 2,937 551 3,488 17,606 1,191 18,797
October 2,923 486 3,409 17,581 1,107 18,688
November 2,846 551 3,397 17,550 991 18,541
December 2,833 555 3,388 17,512 950 18,462
2008
January 2,830 542 3,372 17,439 912 18,351
February 2,825 526 3,351 17,372 886 18,258
March 2,809 477 3,286 17,395 759 18,154
CRB IPS
Permanent Temporary or agency workers Total Permanent Temporary or agency workers headcount( 1) Total
2005
May 415 15 430 2,871 n/a 2,871
June 410 13 423 2,936 n/a 2,936
July 405 13 418 2,917 n/a 2,917
August 412 8 420 2,944 n/a 2,944
September 399 12 411 2,931 n/a 2,931
October 398 10 408 2,916 n/a 2,916
November 393 9 402 2,974 n/a 2,974
December 388 8 396 3,092 n/a 3,092
2006
January 384 4 388 3,076 n/a 3,076
February 379 4 383 3,136 n/a 3,136
March 373 4 377 3,165 n/a 3,165
April 370 0 370 3,228 n/a 3,228
May 366 4 370 3,226 n/a 3,226
June 366 1 367 3,325 n/a 3,325
July 366 1 367 3,182 247 3,429
August 377 1 378 3,247 253 3,500
September 377 0 377 3,318 243 3,561
October 379 0 379 3,252 233 3,485
November 384 2 386 3,245 238 3,483
December 378 3 381 3,062 244 3,306
2007
January 371 6 377 3,308 245 3,553
February 380 5 385 3,273 274 3,547
March 378 8 386 3,286 280 3,566
April 375 7 382 3,252 286 3,538
May 376 7 383 3,282 276 3,558
June 389 5 394 3,372 275 3,647
July 403 5 408 3,418 279 3,697
August 413 5 418 3,423 279 3,702
September 416 5 421 3,402 245 3,647
October 416 4 420 3,250 281 3,531
November 430 2 432 3,278 236 3,514
December 431 2 433 3,288 232 3,520
2008
January 450 3 453 3,528 211 3,739
February 454 3 457 3,532 193 3,725
March 453 6 459 3,530 166 3,696
(1) Headcount for IPS includes all interims and office temps but excludes casual staff and consultants.

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