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Transport written question – answered on 27th June 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 Transport how many staff working for her Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies are employed through off-payroll engagements costing less than £58,200 per annum; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

The Department for Transport, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies provide monthly workforce data. The data for April 2012 shows 401 staff employed through off-payroll engagements.

At 23 May 2012, the Department reported a total of 43 staff employed through off-payroll engagements who receive a daily rate equivalent to over £58,200 per annum.

The Department generally uses specialist contracts and interim labour where there are short/medium-term specific skills requirements. Some are obtained through a central contract and currently there are 15 staff employed through this contract whose daily rate is equivalent to less than £58,200 per annum.

There are other off-payroll engagements but it would involve disproportionate cost to establish the precise number whose daily rate is equivalent to less than £58,200 per annum.

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