§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many agency workers have been employed by the Department in each of the last two years; and at what cost to public funds. 
§ Mr. Alexander
Information on the number of agency workers that have been employed by the Cabinet Office in each of the last two years is not held centrally and is therefore available only at disproportionate cost.
Estimated expenditure on agency workers in the Cabinet Office is as follows:
Year £000 2001–02 1,587 2002–03 2,221
Figures for 2002–03 are subject to end of year adjustment and external audit.