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Information Commissioner's Office: Secondment

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of people working in the Information Commissioner's Office are secondees from (a) his Department, (b) the Cabinet Office and (c) other Government Departments. (305725)

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is the independent authority responsible for enforcing the Freedom of Information Act.

There are currently no secondees working for the ICO from the Cabinet Office, one from the Ministry of Justice, two from HM Revenue and Customs, and one from the Department of Health. These secondees represent 1.2 per cent. of the total equivalent full-time staff working for the ICO.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people in work group six in the Information Commissioner's Office are secondees from the (a) Cabinet Office and (b) Ministry of Justice. (305728)

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the independent authority responsible for enforcing the Freedom of Information Act.

The ICO is supported by four secondees from Government Departments. Within work group six in the ICO, there is currently one secondee from the Ministry of Justice and no secondees from the Cabinet Office.