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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 516: debated on Wednesday 13 October 2010

Ministerial Correction

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Departmental Secondment

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many civil servants from each Government Department are on secondment to EU institutions.

[Official Report, 27 July 2010, Vol. 514, c. 967W.]

Letter of correction from Mr Lidington:

Errors have since been identified with the figures in my written answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Richmond Park (Zac Goldsmith) on 27 July 2010.

The full answer given was as follows: (9281)

There are approximately 110 British civil servants on secondment to the EU institutions.

The largest groups are from the following Departments:

Department for International Development: 19

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: 10

Department for Transport: 16

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: nine

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs: six

Her Majesty's Treasury: six

Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: six.

The correct answer should have been:

There are approximately 108 British civil servants on secondment to the EU institutions.

The largest groups are from the following Departments:

Department for International Development: 17

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: nine

Department for Transport: nine

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: seven

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs: six

Her Majesty's Treasury: six

Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: six.