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S5W-05258: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 1 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how many contracts for agency staff that it employed in the last five years were for (a) less than one month, (b) one to six months, (c) between six months and two years and (d) over two years.

Answered by: David Stewart 16 December 2016

Non-IT Agency Staff

Information about non-IT agency assignments is only held for current and previous calendar years, and therefore no detailed data on agency staffing prior to 2015 is available.  Since the beginning of 2015, the lengths of assignment undertaken were:

 

2015 – 2016 (to date)

As at 7 December 2016

(a) less than one month

4

-

(b) one to six months

27

6

(c) between six months and two years

45

11

(d) over two years

11

-

Total

87

17

 

IT Agency Staff

Since the beginning of 2011, the lengths of assignment undertaken were:

 

2011 – 2016 (to date)

As at 7 December 2016

(a) less than one month

4

-

(b) one to six months

8

2

(c) between six months and two years

32

6

(d) over two years

5

1

Total

49

9