Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Temporary Employment

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 20th September 2017.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) freelance and (b) temporary staff were employed by his Department in each of the last five financial years.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  1. Freelance – The Department has not employed any freelance workers in the last five financial years.

  2. Temporary Staff – see below for a breakdown of temporary staff numbers for both suppliers with whom the Department has held contracts with during the last five years.

Defra uses a Contingent Labour ONE contract derived from a Crown Commercial Service Framework to provide temporary staff. Any other individual contracts other than this Crown Commercial Service framework contract for temporary staff are not included below, as this information is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Financial Year

No of Employees

Apr 13Mar 14

108

Note: From Nov 13

Apr 14 - Mar 15

843

Apr 15 - Mar 16

1246

Apr 16 - Mar 17

1257

Apr 17 - Mar 18

854

Note: Up to Aug 17

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