Clause 82 - Transfer schemes

Part of Civil Aviation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:15 pm on 8th March 2012.

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Photo of Julie Hilling Julie Hilling Labour, Bolton West 2:15 pm, 8th March 2012

I am interested in the point that the Minister just made about when the secondment ends. My understanding is that, in the civil service, people are seconded to another Department on a long-term basis, so it would not be unusual to do that for the CAA. It is not about, “You’re seconded for 12 months”, but someone’s post is effectively seconded over, obviously with the finance for it coming out of a CAA budget rather than a DFT budget. It is not about when the secondment ends that person would be lost, because the secondment in that case and—as I understand it—across the civil service does not end until contractual arrangements with any Department actually change.