Scottish Government Staff

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 18th March 2010.

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Question S3W-31971

To ask the Scottish Executive how many of its staff were on secondment in 2007-08, broken down by (a) organisation to which they were seconded, (b) purpose, (c) duration and (d) cost.

Photo of John Swinney John Swinney Scottish National Party

Information on the purpose, duration and cost of individual secondments is not collated centrally.

In 2007-08 the Scottish Government had 149 staff out on secondment, this includes staff on loan to other government departments. The organisations to which they were seconded are detailed in the following table.

Number of Scottish Government Staff out on Secondment/loan During 2007-08

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Aberdeen City Council 1
Association of Chief Police Officers In Scotland 1
Billy Wright Inquiry 7
Cabinet Office 3
Cairngorms National Park Authority 2
City of Edinburgh Council 2
Convention of Scottish Local Authorities 2
Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service 7
Department of International Development 5
Department of Trade and Industry 1
Department of Work and Pensions 2
Edinburgh University 3
European Commission 8
EventScotland 1
Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1
Foreign and Commonwealth Office-UK Representation to the EU 1
Forestry Commission 3
Fraser Institute of Allander 1
Glasgow City Council 4
Glasgow Equal Access Initiative 1
Glasgow South West Regeneration Agency 1
Glasgow University 1
Grampian Police 1
Her Majesty’s Treasury 4
Home Office 4
Household of TRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall 1
ICL Public Inquiry 2
Improvement Service 2
Learning & Teaching Scotland 4
Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland 1
Lothian and Borders Police Emergency Planning Unit 1
Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland 1
Midlothian Council 1
Ministry of Justice 1
Mobility Access Committee Scotland/Public Transport Users Committee 5
Office of Fair Trading 1
Office of Government Commerce - Buying Solutions 1
Princes Scottish Youth Business Trust 1
Project Scotland 1
Registers Of Scotland 1
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland 1
Rural Payments Authority 1
Scotland Excel 1
Scottish Coal 1
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations 2
Scottish Council Foundation 1
Scottish Courts Service 6
Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency 1
Scottish Development International 2
Scottish Enterprise 3
Scottish Environment Protection Agency 2
Scottish Financial Enterprise 1
Scottish Funding Councils for Further and Higher Education 4
Scottish Parliament 19
Scottish Premier League 1
Scottish Prison Service 2
Standard Life 1
Stirling Council 1
Tayside Police 1
The Crown Estate 1
The Crown Office 1
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award 1
Treasury Solicitors Department 1
UK Trade and Investment 1
University of Stirling 1
VSO Scotland 1

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