Date lodged: 18 May 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what limit it has set regarding the number of (a) temporary, (b) seconded and (c) employment agency staff that each of its (i) directorates and (ii) agencies can hire.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 31 May 2018
Limits on recruitment are not set centrally. Recruitment in individual business areas is determined by the need for particular skills to deliver required objectives and cost. The annual budgeting process, coupled with quarterly staffing returns requires business areas to assess business need and affordability of staffing requirements.