Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Manpower

Transport written question – answered on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff joined the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in each year since 1997; and how many left the Agency in each of these years, broken down by reason for ending employment.

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Information is available only for 2003 onwards.

The number of starters at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, by year, is shown in the following table:

Starters
2003 193
2004 155
2005 151
2006 139
2007 140
2008 (to date) 30

Exit questionnaires for leavers are not compulsory and have been used only since 2004. The number of leavers, by year, with primary reason for leaving is shown in the following table:

Primary exit reason Total
2003 No reason 119
Pay 1
2003 Total 120
2004 Change of career 15
Dislike job/Unhappy with present job 3
Dislike of working methods 1
Family commitments 3
Further education 8
Lack of promotion prospects 2
Lack of training 1
Moving to another location 14
No reason 69
Pay 5
Seeking more responsibility 2
Unhappy with management 2
Unhappy with work location 1
2004 Total 126
2005 Change of career 13
Dislike job/Unhappy with present job 5
Family commitments 3
Further education 10
Lack of promotion prospects 3
Moving to another location 13
No reason 85
Pay 5
Seeking more responsibility 5
Travel to work difficulties/Expense 3
Unhappy with hours of work 1
Unhappy with management 3
Unhappy with work environment 1
2005 Total 150
2006 Bullying/Harassment 1
Change of career 22
Dislike job/Unhappy with present job 4
Dislike of working methods 1
Family commitments 2
Further education 7
Lack of promotion prospects 6
Moving to another location 12
No reason 72
Overworked 1
Pay 7
Seeking more responsibility 2
Travel to work difficulties/Expense 2
Unhappy with hours of work 3
Unhappy with management 2
2006 Total 144
2007 Change of career 26
Dislike job/Unhappy with present job 2
Family commitments 3
Further education 9
Lack of promotion prospects 4
Moving to another location 8
No reason 71
Overworked 1
Pay 8
Seeking more responsibility 4
Travel to work difficulties/Expense 2
Unhappy with management 2
2007 Total 140
2008 (to date) Change of career 10
Family commitments 1
Lack of promotion prospects 1
Moving to another location 7
No reason 29
Pay 7
Seeking more responsibility 1
Unhappy with work environment 1
2008 Total (to date) 57

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