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Departmental Secondment

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many employees of his Department and its predecessors have been posted to work in offices of hon. Members of each political party in each of the last five years. (284976)

Civil servants are required to act in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Service Code. Civil servants may shadow MPs as part of a programme run by the Industry and Parliament Trust. Details on numbers of civil servants from this Department who have had such an attachment are not held centrally.