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Departments: Secondment

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff are seconded to her Department from outside government; from which outside body each has been seconded; and what the length is of each secondment. (157860)

There were 108 individuals seconded to the centre of the Department for Communities and Local Government as at 31 August 2007. Information on secondments to the Government offices or the Department’s agencies is not collected centrally.

These are broken down by (a) the type of body from which the secondment is drawn and (b) by the length of the secondment as at 31 August in the two tables as follows.

(a) Type of body from which secondment is drawn

Number of secondments

Local Government Sector

61

Other Public sector

5

Academia

2

Private Sector

1

Not-for-profit Sector

1

Information not held centrally

38

Grand total

108

(b) Length of secondment as at 31 August 2007

Total

Less than 1 year

44

Between 1 and 2 years

23

Between 2 and 3 years

13

Between 3 and 4 years

11

4 years or more

17

Grand total

108