HC Deb 04 November 2002 vol 392 c15W
Mr. Jenkins

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of new recruits to her Department in the past two years were aged 50 and over. [79312]

Alun Michael

Information is available from the date of the creation of the new Department (Defra) on 9 June 2001.

The percentage of new recruits to core-Defra, between 9 June 2001 and 31

March 2002, who were aged 50 or over, is 7.2 per cent.