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.
The expenditure for the last five years is shown below:
(b) Temporary Workers
(c) Contingent Labour*
*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:
1 consultant undertook research and a report that spanned two financial years.
1 AO on a 50 week contract.
1 AO was on a 50 week contract spanning two financial years.
1 AA and 1 AO
1. The Valuation Office Agency undertook a valuation of the
Wales Office London Office for the Departmental Accounts.
1 AA, 2 AOs, 1 EO
1 AA, 4 AOs, 1 EO and 2 HEOs
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.