Conditions of Employment

Department of Health written question – answered on 20th March 2015.

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Photo of Pamela Nash Pamela Nash Labour, Airdrie and Shotts

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff in his Department and its executive agencies and associated bodies were engaged off-payroll in each of the last five years up to the most recent period for which figures are available.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The number of staff (expressed as Full Time Equivalents: (FTE)) engaged ‘off payroll’ - defined as agency workers, contractors and consultants - by the Department and its executive agencies: the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and Public Health England (PHE) are given in the tables below.

Figures for the Department

Financial Year

Total FTE

2010 - 11

507.1

2011 - 12

353.1

2012 - 13

399.5

2013 - 14

262.7

2014 – 15 to date

187.5

Figures for MHRA

Financial Year

Total FTE

2010 - 11

Nil

2011 - 12

Nil

2012 - 13

2.0

2013 - 14

3.0

2014 – 15 to date

2.7

Figures for PHE (Established 1 April 2013)

Financial Year

Total FTE

2013 - 14

490.9

2014 – 15 to date

283.7

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