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Departmental Manpower

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2009, Official Report, column 17W, on departmental personnel, if he will place in the Library a copy of (a) the terms of reference for his Department's recruitment of an interim human resources manager via Penna Interim, (b) the contract between his Department and Penna Interim, (c) the contract of employment between the appointee and Penna Interim and (d) the list of the appointee's primary responsibilities and the duties for the human resources manager; and if he will make a statement. (263728)

(a) A copy of the terms of reference for the recruitment of the Interim HR Director, will be placed in the Library.

(b) The contract between DFID and Penna Interim is regarded as commercial in confidence. As such it is not appropriate to place a copy in the Library.

(c) The contract that existed between the appointee and Penna Interim is a matter for the two parties involved.

(d) The duties of the DFID HR Director will also be placed in the Library.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the (a) dates of employment, (b) total days worked, (c) salary, (d) daily rate and (e) other costs of employment for Roger Wilson in respect of his employment by the Department to prepare the joint DFID/WB scoping study were. (263978)

Roger Wilson was not an employee of the Department for International Development (DFID) when he undertook work on the project titled “Joint DFID/WB Scoping Study”. The total contract award value was £21,965. DFID cannot comment on salary and other employment costs because Mr. Wilson was not an employee of the Department.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on what dates Roger Wilson (a) joined and (b) left the service of his Department as a direct employee; and what payments the Department has made to him for (i) consultancy and (ii) other work since he ceased to be a direct employee. (263979)

Roger Wilson joined the Department for International Development (at that time known as the Ministry of Overseas Development) on 1 June 1976 and left the service of the Department as a direct employee on 6 August 2006. Since that date he has been paid a total of £55,700 in consultancy fees.