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Departmental Secondment

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development for how long each of the staff on secondment from his Department have been on secondment; and whether there is a maximum permitted length for such secondments. (246890)

The following table shows the number of Department for International Development (DFID) staff who are currently on outward secondment to other organisations and the length of time they have been on secondment.

There is no maximum permitted length for outward secondments although best practice would be three-five years maximum.

Length of time on secondment

Number of secondees

0-6 months

18

6-12 months

11

12-18 months

12

18-24 months

8

24-30 months

6

30-36 months

4

36-42 months

0

42-48 months

4

Over 4 years

4