§ 20. Mr. Jenkins
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what percentage of new recruits to his Department in the past two years were aged 50 and over. 51W
§ Mr. Leslie
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister was formed in May 2002. As part of the former DETR(C) and DTLR(C) the percentage figures for each year for new recruits aged 50 and over in the period requested is as follows:
- 1. 1 April 2000 to 31 March 2001 = 7.25 per cent.
- 2. 1 April 2001 to 31 March 2002 = 6.5 per cent.