To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the answer of 10 June 2013, Official Report, column 93W, on conditions of employment, how many people in his Department were employed on zero-hour contracts in each of the last two years up to the most recent period for which records are available.
Information on the number of staff employed on zero-hour contracts in the Ministry of Justice is set out in the following table. The figures refer to staff in Her Majesty’s Court and Tribunal Service and National Offender Management Service, as these are the only parts of the Ministry where zero-hour contracts have been used.
|As at 1 April to 31 March each year||Headcount|
|1 HMCTS. 2 146 HMCTS + 7 NOMS.|
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is undertaking a review of zero hours policy and practice, and in the light of this work Cabinet Office will ascertain whether any changes need to be made to UK procurement policy.