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Wales Office: Temporary Employment

Wales Office written question – answered on 29th November 2016.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department has spent on agency staff in each year since 2009.

Photo of Guto Bebb Guto Bebb Government Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

The Departmental spend on agency workers is set out below:

Financial Year

Total Spend £

2009/10

11,378

2010/11

32,047

2011/12

36,603

2012/13

38,903

2013/14

114,023

2014/15

258,545

2015/16

56,561

The expenditure on agency costs increased in 2013/14 and 2014/15 because of the need to fill at short notice a number of business critical posts temporarily whilst recruitment campaigns were underway.

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