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Departmental Secondment

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 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. (284977)

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 (and its predecessors) that have had such an attachment are not held centrally.