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Zero hour contracts (2020)

Request

  1. As at 28 February 2020 - or the most recent date for which figures are readily available - how many House of Commons staff were employed on ‘zero-hour' contracts, i.e. contracts without guaranteed hours?
  2. On the same date, how many House of Commons contractors were employed on ‘zero-hour' contracts, i.e. contracts without guaranteed hours?
  3. Please provide a breakdown of how many worked in each area e.g. catering and retail services; security; etc

 

 

Response

  1. As at 28 February 2020 - or the most recent date for which figures are readily available - how many House of Commons staff were employed on ‘zero-hour' contracts, i.e. contracts without guaranteed hours?
    This information is held by the House of Commons. No staff employed by the House of Commons have zero-hour contracts.
     
  2. On the same date, how many House of Commons contractors were employed on ‘zero-hour' contracts, i.e. contracts without guaranteed hours?
    This information is not held by the House of Commons because we do not hold records of the contracts under which our contractors employ their staff.
     
  3. Please provide a breakdown of how many worked in each area e.g. catering and retail services; security; etc.
    This information is not held by the House of Commons for the reasons provided above.