HC Deb 25 June 1973 vol 858 c250W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many of all staff employed by her Department at headquarters and in the regions were obtained from private employment agencies.

Mrs. Thatcher

Private employment agencies are not normally used to obtain regular departmental staff but temporary staff are hired from time to time from the agencies. On 18th June there were 23 such staff in the London headquarters and none in the regions.