Department for Education written question – answered on 22nd January 2015.

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Photo of Pamela Nash Pamela Nash Labour, Airdrie and Shotts

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department spent on (a) recruitment agency fees, (b) outplacement agency fees for displaced or redundant staff and (c) staff training in each of the last five years.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Department records centrally the total amount spent on recruitment, but this is not broken down between money spent on recruitment agencies, executive search consultants, advertising expenditure and other recruitment costs, so we are unable to provide this figure.

The table below shows spend on outplacement agency fees for displaced or redundant staff.

Financial year

Total Spend

2014 - 2015 to date

£ 14,175

2013 - 2014

£ 18,298

2012 - 2013

£ nil

2011- 2012

£ nil

2010 - 2011

£ 7,657

The table below shows spend on staff training.

Financial Year

Total spend

2014/15 to date










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