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Employment Agencies

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

(1) how many employment agency staff currently working within (a) his Department and (b) each executive agency and non-departmental public body for which he is responsible have been employed for more than (i) 12 months, (ii) 18 months, (iii) 24 months and (iv) 36 months;

(2) how many employment agency staff are currently working within (a) his Department and (b) each executive agency or non-departmental public body for which he is responsible.

Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The following table shows the number of employment agency staff working in core DEFRA, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies on 31 July 2013, and a breakdown of their length of employment for agency staff who have been employed for more than 12 months.

Department/Agency/NDPB Total at 31 July 2013 Over 12 Months Over 18 Months Over 24 Months Over 36 Months
Core DEFRA 23 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency 28 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science 1
Food and Environment Research Agency 7 1
Rural Payments Agency 24 5 3 4 5
Veterinary Medicines Directorate 12 1 2
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board 12
Consumer Council for Water 0
Environment Agency 396 56 29 8 31
Gangmasters Licensing Authority 0
Joint Nature Conservation Committee 0
Marine Management Organisation 0
National Forest Company 0
Natural England 116 39 12 4 3
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 10 1 1 2
Sea Fish Industry Authority 0
Total 629

Information on the duration of employment by agency staff is not held by core DEFRA or Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency.

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