Civil Service: Staff

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th March 2013.

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Photo of Lord Dobbs Lord Dobbs Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the annual turnover of civil servants in each of the past five years in (1) HM Treasury, (2) the Department for Transport, (3) the Department of Health, and (4) the civil service as a whole.

Photo of Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Glen Watson, Director General for ONS, to Lord Dobbs, dated March 2013.

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking HM Government what was the annual turnover of Civil Servants in each of the last five years in (1) HM Treasury, (2) the Department for Transport, (3) the Department of Health and (4) the Civil Service as a whole. {HL5978}

Civil Service employment figures are published annually by the Office for National Statistics, with a survey reference date of 31 March. The attached tables provide the data that you have requested for the last five years.

Civil Service entrants and leavers for Department of Health, HM Treasury, Department of Transport and Total Civil Service1 2
2008 3 2009 2010 2011 2012
Entrants Leavers Entrants Leavers Entrants Leavers Entrants Leavers Entrants Leavers
Total Total Total Total Total Total Total Total Total Total
HM Treasury
HM Treasury 110 150 250 140 280 110 80 130 0 120
Asset Protection Agency 5 - - - - - - - - .. 10
Office for Budget Responsibility 5 - - - - - - - - 0 0
Health
Department of Health (excl agencies) 170 210 40 150 90 180 60 180 30 350
Food Standards Agency 5 40 60 70 80 30 60 40 260 - -
Meat Hygiene Service 5 .. 150 20 260 10 130 - - - -
Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency 110 70 120 60 120 30 20 70 60 100
National Healthcare Purchasing and Supplies 5 20 20 40 20 10 80 - - - -
NHS Business Services Authority (Civil Service only) 5 .. 10 0 10 0 10 0 10 - -
Transport
Department for Transport (excl agencies)4 100 110 140 .. 110 150 40 330 30 210
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency 230 510 610 740 330 370 210 220 190 270
Driving Standards Agency 190 70 190 180 120 160 50 150 140 160
Government Car and Despatch Agency 40 30 40 20 30 50 0 70 .. 40
Highways Agency 380 340 320 280 420 150 70 270 10 160
Maritime and Coastguard Agency 90 110 130 170 120 100 40 120 60 80
Office of Rail Regulation 30 10 20 30 30 40 10 30 10 30
Vehicle Certification Agency 30 10 20 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Vehicle and Operator Services Agency 190 190 310 140 70 250 10 210 30 110
Total Civil Service 23,480 41,050 41,560 39,010 39,010 39,170 13,400 38,210 12,570 46,110

Source: Annual Civil Service Employment Survey

1 Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10, and numbers less than five are represented by ".."

2. Reference date for this survey is 31 March.

3. Data for 2008 shows permanent employees only whereas 2009-12 shows all employees.

4 Includes Government Office for the Regions employees for 2008-11.

5.All organisations not in existence are represented by "-"

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