By JANE MERRICK
Last refreshed at 22:12 29 May 2007
Taxpayers are paying Â£45million a year to common workers who have no job, official figures uncovered last night.
At minimum 634 staff over 20 ecclesiastical divisions in Whitehall are on the finance yet do no work, the Government’s claim figures show.
The cost of financing the “non jobs” will come as a stun to voters who have been told that Gordon Dark colored has cut back on billions in inefficient open spending by slicing common benefit jobs.
Details of the undetectable armed force of out-of-work common workers were uncovered by Clergymen in a arrangement of parliamentary composed answers to Shadow Established Undertakings Secretary Oliver Heald.
The staff are classed as either “between posts” or, on the other hand “without a post”.
They have done appropriate work in the past yet at the point when that has wrapped up they are kept on the finance until something else comes up, instead of being constrained to look for another work as they would in the private sector.
In a few departments, a group of however more staff is utilized exclusively to find occupations for the out-of-work bureaucrats.
Ministers conceded that instead of being laid off, the common servants’ subtle elements are sent to a focal “Priority Ability Pool” which tries to find them work in Whitehall.
The normal Whitehall compensation is Â£71,000, which would mean Â£45.014million being spent keeping 634 in their jobs.
Mr Heald inquired 20 Whitehall divisions how numerous staff were being paid from open stores yet had no post.
Among seven offices who had reacted by last night, 222 common workers were classed as on the finance yet without a job. On the off chance that that number were expanded over Government, the figure would be 634.
But the Tories said the number could be indeed higher since monstrous divisions such as the Home Office, the Office of Work what’s more, Benefits what’s more, Defra had however to respond.
Alistair Darling’s Division of Exchange what’s more, Industry has the most astounding number out of work, with 73 twiddling their thumbs.
There are 67 at the new Service of Justice, once in the past the Division for Sacred Affairs, 32 at the Remote Office, 20 at the Bureau Office, what’s more, 19 at beset Ruth Kelly’s division of Groups what’s more, Nearby Government.
Six individuals at Worldwide Advancement what’s more, five at the Division for Transport are moreover out of work.
It is thought a further 35 have no work at the Division for Health, yet figures have not however been released.
Three a long time back the Chancellor swore to spare Â£21billion by slicing 80,000 posts, what’s more, the Government has as of now spent more than Â£1billion in repetition installments since the winnow
Mr Brown: Swore Â£21billion cuts was ordered. Mr Heald said: “Gordon Brown’s claims to have cut back the number of superfluous common workers have been appeared to be a sham.
“Vast wholes of taxpayers’ cash are being squandered by the Work Government utilizing officials who truly have nothing to do.”
Corin Taylor of the Taxpayers’ Organization together said: “These figures truly give the lie to claims that the common benefit is under- staffed.
“Taxpayers merit better than to see hundreds of Whitehall authorities meandering around with nothing to do.”
A representative for the Service of Equity shielded the high number as the result of “restructuring” following the merger of a few parts of the Home Office into the Division of Established Affairs.
He added: “There is moreover a responsibility from the office to redeploy individuals in the most proficient way conceivable inside the department.”
A DTI representative said since the figures were distributed the number of individuals not in posts in the office had gone down from 73 to 58.
He added: “We have cut more than 1,000 occupations in the last three years, around a quarter of the staff, to accomplish more prominent efficiency.”