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Diplomatic Service: Resignations

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials of the diplomatic service notified his Department that they intended to work in any capacity for (a) British Aerospace, (b) British Airways, (c) BP, (d) Shell, (e) Rolls Royce, (f) HSBC, (g) Standard Chartered, (h) RBS, (i) HBOS, (j) Barclays and (k) another company on leaving the service in each of the last five years. (195559)

Civil servants are required to comply with the Business Appointment Rules as set out in the civil service management code. The detailed information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.