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Departmental Secondment

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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. (167274)

DEFRA was created in June 2001 and the information provided relates to the period since then.

The number of secondments made to or from DEFRA since June 2001 and the total number of secondments each year was as follows:

To

From

Total

2001

25

18

43

2002

45

54

99

2003

69

73

142

2004

64

85

149

2005

103

83

186

2006

82

145

227

2007

42

47

89

The lengths of the secondments in each year were as follows:

Less than one year

One to two years

Two to three years

Three to four years

Four to five years

Five years and over

Total

2001

7

13

13

5

4

1

43

2002

30

29

14

12

7

7

99

2003

55

41

20

13

8

5

142

2004

50

54

23

19

3

0

149

2005

53

75

43

11

1

3

186

2006

78

76

56

16

0

1

227

2007

23

40

18

8

0

0

89

Information on which organisations staff were seconded to and from, and what the cost was of each secondment in each year could be provided only at disproportionate cost.