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Transport: Higher Civil Servants

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport to which (a) private companies, (b) other organisations and (c) lobbying organisations in the transport sector former senior officials from her Department have gone to work on leaving the Department in the last five years. (194000)

Before departure, all Senior Civil Service staff are reminded of their obligation under the business appointment rules to seek permission before accepting an outside appointment within two years of leaving Crown Service.

Senior Civil Servants' applications to accept outside appointments in the last five years were to the following organisations:

(a) Private Companies

Price Waterhouse Coopers


Accord Consultancy Services

WSP Management and Consultancy

Consultancy for Association of Train Operating Companies

Jacobs UK Ltd

British Airways (Airline Flight Safety Review Board)

Serco Science

Alpha to Omega Motoring Ltd

Faber Maunsell

Det Norske Veritas

Mouchel Parkman Services

Steer Davies Gleave

Brookings Institute (USA)

Consultant for EDS

Downer EDI Works ltd (in New Zealand)



(b) Other Organisations

Civil Aviation Authority

Transport for London

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Disability Rights Commission

Government of Ontario.

European Commission

St Johns Ambulance

Northampton County Council

Essex County Council

Transport Research Laboratory

(c) Lobbying Organisations

No applicants have classified their prospective employer as a Transport lobbying organisation, but some of those under(a) will carry out lobbying activity in this area.