Request as follows:
Can you tell me the number of job vacancies currently advertised within your department on this day 1/04/09 broken down into those advertised internally and those advertised externally?
This response covers Home Office headquarters, the UK Border Agency, the Identity and Passport Service, and the Criminal Records Bureau.
As of 1 April 2009:
• 242 vacancies were advertised internally (i.e. within the Civil Service)
• 47 vacancies were advertised externally (i.e. outside the Civil service).