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Departmental Secondment

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many employees of his Department have been posted to work in offices of hon. Members of each political party in each of the last five years. (284974)

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 of numbers of civil servants from the Ministry of Defence who have undertaken such an attachment are not held centrally.