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Departmental Secondment

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2008, Official Report, columns 1773-77W, on departmental secondment, how many officials are on secondment from his Department, broken down by (a) job title, (b) grade and (c) department or institution to which they are seconded. (257091)

As at 1 February 2009 there were 136 officials seconded from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to a wide range of other Government Departments, non-governmental organisations and the private sector. The 136 officials comprise 40 senior management level, 17 at D7, 34 at D6, 11 at C5, 15 at C4, 14 at B3 and five at A2 level. For security reasons it is not possible to provide a breakdown by job title and Department or institution.

These figures do not include FCO staff working for UK Trade & Investment or the UK Borders Agency.