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Senior Civil Servants (Industrial Appointments)

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many civil servants of senior rank have left their employment since 3 May 1979 to take up jobs in industry in an area of activity covered by those Departments.

My Department has no information about jobs actually taken up by former civil servants. Applications for the Government's assent to take up jobs are received in accordance with the business appointments rules. Since 3 May 1979, four such applications have been considered and approved from serving or retired members of the Home Civil Service of the rank of under-secretary and above to take up jobs in industry in an area of activity covered by the Departments in which they served.