To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) permanent civil service posts, (b) permanent non-civil service posts and (c) temporary or agency workers in employment in his Department there were in each month since May 2005.
The Department for International Development (DFID) provides employment statistics to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Prior to 2006, employment numbers were available only on an annual basis and from then on were collected quarterly.
Details of the available published DFID staffing statistics for permanent civil service employees, and temporary workers, in DFID from 2005 are contained in the following table.
|Month/year||Permanent civil service employees||Temporary workers (i.e. f ixed-term civil service employees on contracts of 12 months or less)||Total|
| Note: |
Figures are rounded to the nearest 10
The definition of temporary workers follows the ONS definition which states that employees with fixed term contracts of 12 months or less should be regarded as temporary employees.
In response to the question about the numbers of our non-civil service posts, DFID employs staff appointed in country (SAIC) who are recruited locally to work in our network of over 50 offices overseas on local terms and conditions of service. The details of our SAIC staff are shown in the following table:
Prior to October 2007 there were no central records of agency workers within DFID so we are unable to provide historical numbers. Details of the centrally managed agency workers from October 2007 to March 2008 are shown in the following table.