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Government Procurement Card

Health written question – answered on 26th June 2012.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many procurement card holders in his Department were (a) paid off-payroll, (b) employed on a part-time basis and (c) employed as a non-permanent employee in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) 2011-12.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

The breakdown by staff type of Government procurement card holders is given in the following table. It should be noted that our cardholder records do not distinguish between full-time and part-time civil servants. For the purposes of this response the term ‘non-permanent-employees’ has been defined as ‘on-payroll staff on fixed term contracts’.

Off-payroll staff include those seconded into the Department from other organisations to fulfil a civil service role, such as from national health service bodies and other Government Departments.

  On payroll permanent On payroll fixed term Off payroll Total cardholders
2009-10 424 1 15 440
2010-11 338 2 20 360
2011-12 289 4 21 314

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