Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Zero Hours Contracts

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 2nd March 2018.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) full-time staff, (b) part-time staff, (c) temporary staff and (d) any other staff were directly employed on zero-hours contracts by his Department in each of the last eight years.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The number of (a) full-time staff, (b) part-time staff, (c) temporary staff, and (d) any other staff directly employed on zero-hours contracts is given below:

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

(a) Full-time

440

400

420

360

346

421

483

595

(b) Part-time

50

50

40

40

48

54

44

61

(c) Temporary staff

*

*

*

35

51

68

54

54

(d) Zero-hour contracts

0

0

0

0

0

This data is based on the position at 31st March in each of the years given. The full-time and part-time figures include Civil Servants on DCMS’ payroll. This includes permanent staff, those on fixed-term contracts, those on paid loan/secondment in/out of DCMS and those on paid maternity leave.

Exact headcount is given for 2014 to 2017 based on data DCMS currently holds. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 for full-time and part-time staff for 2010 to 2013 as this information is taken from data published in the Annual Civil Service Employment Survey. This data source can be found here:

https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/query/construct/summary.asp?mode=construct&version=0&dataset=129

Data is based on the position at 31st March in each year so 2018 data is not yet available. This data will be uploaded to this website later in 2018.

* Information on temporary staff is taken from the Workforce Management Information which DCMS produces on a monthly basis and publishes annually. This information was not produced before 2013.

✝ Information on zero-hour contracts is not available before 2013.

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