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Civil Service

Volume 407: debated on Wednesday 25 June 2003

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To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office from which employment sectors outside appointments to the senior civil service were recruited in the last two years. [116829]

Information is published annually by the Office of the Civil Service Commissioners. Their breakdown of appointments to the senior civil service through open competition is as follows:

Civil service77
Other public sector98
Private sector27
Civil service77
Other public sector86
Private sector37
Civil service42
Other public sector47
Private sector56
Voluntary sector1
Since 16 July 2002 the commissioners have only collected information on open competitions for SCS top management posts as Departments were given authority to run their own open competitions for former grade 5 posts. Prior to this date they collected information on all SCS posts that were put out to open competition. For consistency this answer refers to the commissioners figures.