Cabinet Office: Procurement

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 20th June 2018.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many contractors have been employed by his Department for (a) up to one year, (b) between one and five years, (c) between five and 10 years and (d) over 10 years.

Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The Cabinet Office utilises contingent labour to supply specialist skills and capability not readily available within the Civil Service. As at 22nd May 2018 the breakdown of contingent labour contracted in the Cabinet Office, by length of contract is detailed below.

(a) up to one year

(b) between one and five years

(c) between five and 10 years

(d) over 10 years





These figures refer to all contingent labour who have been contracted in the Cabinet Office for the time period specified at any point during the last a) one year, or b) five years.

Additional information about the numbers and costs of contingent labour working in the Cabinet Office (including temporary staff) is published monthly and 2017/18 statistics are available at

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