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Civil Servants (Transfers To Private Sector)

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Prime Minister how many transfers of civil servants to the private sector have been approved by the Diamond committee, and how many have been rejected, since its inception.

Since its inception in 1975, the advisory committee on business appointments, which is chaired by Lord Diamond, has considered applications in respect of 34 appointments from 15 home civil servants. The Prime Minister of the day decides cases in the light of the committee's advice. All these applications have been approved, subject to appropriate safeguards.