Secondment

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th January 1987.

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Photo of Mr Richard Luce Mr Richard Luce , Shoreham 12:00 am, 26th January 1987

I do not know whether my hon. Friend is volunteering for secondment, but I agree that there is great value in officials having experience of the outside world. That two-year period can bring enormous benefits when they come back to the Civil Service. That is why I am increasing the target for the number of civil servants who should be seconded outside.