Temporary Employment

Justice written question – answered on 4th March 2014.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Shadow Minister (London), Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many temporary staff have been recruited by his Department and its agencies in each month since May 2010.

Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The use of temporary staff enables the Department to respond flexibly to any changes in demand for our services. They can also provide a cost-effective and flexible way of filling posts for a short time, when the necessary skills are not already available in-house. The numbers of both temporary and permanent staff have fallen since September 2010.

Temporary/casual employees are those that have a fixed term contract with a specific end date or are employed on a casual basis.

The following table provides the information on the number of temporary staff recruited by the Ministry of Justice for the period May 2010 to December 2013. The figures relate to anyone recruited to any temporary contract of any length.

Headcount of temporary staff within MOJ HQ, HMCTS (known as HMCS and the Tribunals Service prior to April 2011), NOMS, OPG, Scotland Office (up to March 2011 only), Wales Office (up to March 2011 only) and LAA (from April 2013 only)
  Month MOJ NOMS Total
May 2010 to March 2011 May 35 33 68
  June 79 17 96
  July 56 27 83
  August 82 41 123
  September 65 37 102
  October 73 37 110
  November 76 20 96
  December 28 11 39
         
April 2011 to March 2012 January 38 34 72
  February 27 32 59
  March 18 22 40
  April 9 21 30
  May 19 17 36
  June 20 28 48
  July 2 47 49
  August 28 34 62
  September 11 28 39
  October 24 45 69
  November 24 29 53
  December 12 23 35
         
April 2012 to March 2013 January 15 54 69
  February 16 67 83
  March 10 1 11
  April 8 42 50
  May 3 44 47
  June 5 39 44
  July 12 32 44
  August 11 23 34
  September 6 16 22
  October 6 22 28
  November 11 12 23
  December 2 5 7
         
April to December 2013 January 5 12 17
  February 0 4 4
  March 5 8 13
  April 7 22 29
  May 15 9 24
  June 7 12 19
  July 32 16 48
  August 6 32 38
  September 1 30 31
  October 5 13 18
  November 1 23 24
  December 3 11 14
Grand total   918 1,132 2,050

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