§ Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total amount paid by his Department to employment agencies for the supply of temporary staff was in financial year 2003–04. 
§ Ms Rosie Winterton
The total amount paid by the Department for contract staff and employment agencies in the financial year 2003–04 was £15,184,000. The amount paid to employment agencies for the supply of temporary staff is not kept separately.