Departmental Recruitment

Home Department written question – answered on 7th February 2012.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has spent on (a) recruitment services and (b) executive search agencies in each month since May 2010; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

In Home Office HQ and the UK Border Agency, information is not held centrally on arrangements for recruitment to posts below the senior civil service, and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

For the Identity and Passport Service, expenditure incurred can be found in the following table. The Criminal Records Bureau has incurred no expenditure on recruitment services or executive search agencies since May 2010.

Annex A
Senior civil service—Executive Search Agencies  
January 2011 24,000
March 2011 16,250
July 2011 16,000
December 2011 30,000
Identity and Passport Service  
Recruitment Services  
May 2010 13,845
June 2010 37,100
July 2010 14,463
Executive Search Agencies  
May 2011 2,000
June 2011 5,000

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