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Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many BP employees are on secondment to his Department; what areas they are working on; on what terms they are working; and how many BP employees have been on secondment to his Department in each year since January 2002. (103351)

We currently have two secondees from BP in DTI working in the Enterprise and Business Group. They will be subject to normal secondment contract rules.

Our records show that from 2002 we have had eight secondees from BP as follows:

DTI Group

Commencement date

Completed date

Enterprise and Business

2 January 2001

31 March 2004

Enterprise and Business

10 January 2005

7 July 2006

Energy

13 May 2002

12 September 2003

Energy

1 May 2002

30 April 2004

Fair Markets

24 April 2003

30 October 2003

Fair Markets

4 October 2004

15 July 2005

UK Trade and Investment

1 October 2001

31 December 2004

Enterprise and Business

3 July 2006

3 July 2007