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Senior Departmental Posts

Volume 408: debated on Tuesday 1 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many senior departmental posts were advertised in each year since June 1999; and how many of those were advertised in the Scottish press. [120669]

The Department for Transport (DfT) was not established until May 2002. In 2002–03, DfT recruited seven senior civil servants by open competition. These posts were advertised in newspapers or magazines with a readership throughout the UK.