129349 - Northern Ireland Office: Zero Hours Contracts (Answered)

Chris Ruane
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) full-time staff, (b) part-time staff, (c) temporary staff and (d) any other staff were employed directly by her Department on zero-hours contracts in each of the last eight years.

Mr Shailesh Vara

None of my Department’s staff have been employed on zero-hours contracts in the last eight years.

It is worth adding that it is a Conservative Government that has taken action to reform zero-hours contracts, unlike the previous Labour Government supported by the hon Member.