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Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 15 April 2003

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To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many individuals have been seconded to his Department from (a) the private sector, (b) NGOs and (c) other, in each case listing (i) from which organisation and (ii) dates of secondments, in 2002–03. [108083]

There were 20 individuals seconded to the Cabinet Office in 2002–3. (a) seven individuals were seconded from the Private Sector; (b) eight individuals were seconded from NGOs; and (c) five individuals were seconded from other organisations.The organisations and dates of secondments are as follows:

OrganisationDates of secondments
AccentureSeptember 2002—September 2004
Addenbrooke NHS TrustAugust 2002—November 2002
Adult Learning InspectorateNovember 2002—March 2003
Arthur AndersenJune 2002—December 2002
Audit CommissionJune 2002–August 2003
August 2002—November 2002
September 2002—March 2003
September 2002—September 2003
November 2002—October 2003
February 2003—May 2003
BSkyBFebruary 2003—February 2004
Deloitte & ToucheJuly 2002—January 2003
London borough of NewhamJuly 2002—April 2004
Metropolitan policeNovember 2002—May 2003
MORI Research InstituteJanuary 2003—April 2003
North Hertfordshire district councilOctober 2002—March 2003
Privy Council Office, CanadaFebruary 2002—September 2003
Skillmind ConsultancyOctober 2002—April 2004
UnileverJanuary 2003—December 2005
University of BristolJuly 2002—June 2003

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many civil servants have been seconded from his Department to (a) the private sector, (b) NGOs and (c) other, broken down by (i) grade of civil servants seconded, (ii) location and (iii) dates of secondments, in each year since 1997–98. [108084]

In 1999–2000 there were no secondments from the Cabinet Office.In 2000–01 there were two secondments from the Cabinet Office, one to the private sector and one to an "other" organisation.In 2001–02 there were nine secondments from the Cabinet Office, all to 'other' organisations.In 2002–03 there were six secondments from the Cabinet Office, five to 'other' organisations and one to the private sector.There are no records of secondments from the Cabinet Office to the private sector, NGOs or 'other' organisations prior to March 1999. The following table contains information from April 1999 to March 2003.



Dates of secondments

Year 1999–2000


Year 2000–01

AImprovement and Development Agency for Local GovernmentNovember 2000 to October 2001
ACapitaJanuary 2000 to January 2001

Year 2001–02

ARathbones CharityFebruary 2001 to September 2002
ACathedral and Abbey Church of St. AlbansMay 2001 to November 2001
ALondon Borough of HaveringMay 2001 to July 2002
ABilateral Exchange scheme SwedenMay 2001 to September 2001
ANational TrustAugust 2001 to November 2002
B Fast StreamNational Assembly for WalesAugust 2001 to September 2002
B2Elizabeth Fitzroy HomesDecember 2001 to December 2002
B1Public Admin Unit RomeJanuary 2002 to October 2002
AAustrian Civil ServiceFebruary 2002 to?
Year 2002–03
AHampshire County CouncilMay 2002 to November 2002
B2Prince of Wales OfficeJuly 2002 to July 2003
B Fast StreamEuropean Commission Stagiere SchemeSeptember 2002 to March 2003
ADeloitte ConsultingNovember 2002 to November 2003
B2Kent Local AuthorityFebruary 2003 to?
AYMCA TrainingNovember 2002 to July 2003