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Departmental Secondment

Volume 468: debated on Wednesday 28 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many secondments of staff were made (a) to and (b) from his Department in each year since 1997; which organisations staff were seconded (i) to and (ii) from; how many staff were seconded in each year; for how long each secondment lasted; and what the cost was of each secondment in each year. (167242)

There is currently no requirement for Departments to hold details of secondment information centrally; information on secondments out of the Department or the destination and cost of the secondments is not held on the Ministry of Justice's internal HR system and can be provided only at a disproportionate cost. However information on secondees into the Department and those who entered the Department on loan from other Government Departments is recorded on the Ministry of Justice's internal HR Oracle system and is detailed in the following table.

Inwards secondments (headcount) MOJ (former DCA including only DCA HQ, HMCS, tribunals, OPG, Scotland and Wales Office)

Secondment headcount

Loan headcount

1 April 1997 to 31 March l998

0

4

1 April 1998 to 31 March l999

0

26

1 April 1999 to 31 March 2000

6

18

1 April 2000 to 31 March 2001

0

7

1 April 2001 to 31 March 2002

1

18

1 April 2002 to 31 March 2003

1

13

1 April 2003 to 31 March 2004

0

17

1 April 2004 to 31 March 2005

1

26

1 October 2005 to 30 September 2006

0

6

1 October 2006 to 30 September 2007

0

12