§ Mr. Russell Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of staff employed within her Department are over 55 years of age; and what(a) number and (b) percentage of staff recruited over the last 12 months are over 55 years of age. 
§ Mr. Caborn
The percentage of staff currently employed over 55 years of age is 5.8 per cent. The number of staff recruited over the last 12 months over 55 years of age is 4 which represents 4.2 per cent. of staff recruited.