Department for International Trade: Temporary Employment

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 17th January 2022.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff are temporarily employed in her Department (a) in total and (b) in positions within the senior civil service; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

The Department for International Trade (DIT) interprets ‘Temporarily employed’ staff for the purposes of this response to be those working on DIT objectives under Contingent Labour arrangements. This response does not cover staff on loan from Other Government Departments working on DIT objectives, secondees, Fast Stream employees, Interns, or Fixed Term Appointees.

A total of 217 staff were employed under Contingent Labour arrangements, of which 19 worked within U.K. Export Finance and 198 within the DIT Ministerial department as of June 2021.

Of the above, there are 0 Senior Civil Servants currently employed under Contingent Labour arrangements across both U.K. Export Finance and DIT.

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