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Departmental Secondment

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many secondments of staff were made (a) to and (b) from her 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. (167278)

The Department for Transport was created in 2002. The number of outward secondments from the Department each year from 2003, where records exist, are set out in the following table:

Secondments out—total

Organisations

Duration

2003

10

Epsom and St. Helier NHS Trust

1 year

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Montreal

1 year

French Ministry of Transport

3 months

European Commission, Brussels x 2

1 year; 4 months

Arriva

2 months

Security Service

2 years

First Great Western Trains

1 month

Canadian Government

23 months

2004

16

Arriva x 2

6 months; 6 months

European Commission, Brussels x 3

1 year; 1 year; 1 year

European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), Portugal x 2

3 years; 25 months

English Heritage

3 years

Standards Board

3 years

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

2 years

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC)

1 year

Ernst and Young

1 year

East Midlands Development Agency

15 months

French Transport Ministry

2 years

Japanese Government

3 years

RAF Kinloss

3 years

2005

17

BAA

10 months

Cross London Rail Link x 2

2 years; 2years

West Sussex County Council

2 years

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC)

1 year

Mersey Travel

1 year

European Commission, Brussels x 3

5 months; 2 years; 8 months

Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI)

2 years

Greek Transport Ministry

1 month

SERCO

2 months

Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) x 2

4 months; 4 months

Danish Road Authority

6 months

EMSA x 2

4 years; 3 years

2006

16

French Transport Ministry

1 year

Bath and North East Somerset Council (BANES)

1 year

European Commission, Brussels x 3

6 months; 2 years; 2 years

Transport for London

3 months

Faber Maunsell

4 years

Maritime Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB)

1 year

British Council, Brussels

2 years

Lifelites

6 months

Bank of England

2 years

Ertico

6 months

Rijjkswaaters tatt, Holland

2 years

Citizens Advice Bureau

1 year

BVI Administration x 2

2 years; 3 years

2007

18

European Commission, Brussels x 5

2 years; 6 months; 1 year

European Parliament

2 years

European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), Portugal x 2

2 years; 3 years

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

3 years

Transport for London

1 year

BRB (Residuary) Ltd. X 2

3 years; 2 years

ACAS

1 year

Connect for Health

1 year

UBS Investment Bank

1 year

South East England Regional Assembly (SEERA)

2 years

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC)

6 months

Chamber of Shipping

3 months

The number of inward secondments in the same period, where records exist, are as follows:

Secondments out—total

Organisations

Duration

2003

5

Japanese Government

3 months

Parsons Brinkerhoff Ltd.

5 months

French Road Ministry

2 years

Fire Brigade

4 years

Canadian Government

3.5 years

2004

17

Buckinghamshire County Council

2 years

Milton Keynes Council

4 years

Lancashire Constabulary

3 years

Japanese Government

6 months

Ernst and Young

17 months

Strategic Rail Authority (SRA)

1 year

East Kent Council for Voluntary Services

1 year

Arriva

6 months

Strategic Rail Authority (SRA)

1 year

Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB)

5 months

Mercer Management Consulting

3 months

British Airways

2 years

Strategic Rail Authority (SRA)

6 months

Amey Highways

2 months

Danish Road Directorate

2 months

French Transport Ministry

1 year

Fire Brigade

3 years

2005

10

First Group Plc

3 years

PricewaterhouseCoopers x 2

1 year; 9 months

French Transport Ministry

3 years

Essex County Council

2 years

Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) x 2

1 year; 3 months;

Strategic Rail Authority x 2

11 months; 5 months

Fire Brigade

4 years

2006

4

RNIB

2 years

Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB)

1 year

Wokingham Social Services

1 year

Fire Brigade

2007

10

Qinetiq

2 years

Energy Saving Trust

4 months

Deloittes

1 year

Freshfields Legal

6 months

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC)

1 year

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

3 years

Swedish Ministry of Enterprise

1 month

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

3 years

KPMG

1 year

Simmons and Simmons Solicitors

1 year

Ed Excel

1 year

Supporting financial information cannot be provided except at disproportionate cost.