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Higher Civil Servants: Retirement

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which permanent secretaries have retired since 1997; and which of these have subsequently accepted salaried positions paid from the public purse. (250660)

[holding answer 2 February 2009]: Information relating to permanent secretary retirements will be accounted for in departmental annual reports and accounts.

Data are not centrally held by the Cabinet Office on their subsequent employment, but where the “Rules on the Acceptance of Outside Appointments by Crown Servants” required that permission be sought before an appointment was taken up the details of these appointments are outlined in the annual reports of the independent Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (ACOBA), copies of which are available in the Library of the House and on their website:

www.acoba.gov.uk.