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Wales Office written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour in each of the last five years; how many people have been so employed; what the length of contract of each such person was; and what equivalent civil service salary band each was on.

Photo of Alun Cairns Alun Cairns Government Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

The expenditure for the last five years is shown below:

(a) Consultants

(b) Temporary Workers

(c) Contingent Labour*

Financial year

Spend (£)

Spend (£)

Spend (£)

2009/10

1,845.75

7,604.00

11,377.97

2010/11

6,870.85

Nil

32,046.52

2011/12

Nil

13,699.00

36,602.66

2012/13

3,100.00

7,468.00

38,903.14

2013/14

Nil

Nil

114,023.26

*The Wales Office only uses contingent labour until a post is filled substantively or to cover a temporary absence e.g. maternity leave.

The number of people so employed and their equivalent salary band and length of contract (where relevant) is shown below:

Financial Year

(a)

Consultants

(b)

Temporary Workers

(c)

Contingent Labour

2009/10

1 consultant undertook research and a report that spanned two financial years.

1 AO on a 50 week contract.

3 AOs

2010/11

2 AOs

2011/12

Nil

1 AO was on a 50 week contract spanning two financial years.

1 AA and 1 AO

2012/13

1. The Valuation Office Agency undertook a valuation of the

Wales Office London Office for the Departmental Accounts.

1 AA, 2 AOs, 1 EO

2013/14

Nil

1 AA, 4 AOs, 1 EO and 2 HEOs

Legend of Salary Bands: AA = Administrative Assistant; AO= Administrative Officer; EO = Executive Officer; HEO = Higher Executive Officer.

Please note that the consultants were contracted to undertake specific work to a deadline. Contingent Labour workers are not offered individual contracts. The Wales Office uses the Ministry Of Justice Single Managed Service Provider contract for the provision of clerical contingent labour.

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