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Department for International Development (Mr. Howard Horsley)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:16 pm on 20th July 2005.

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Photo of Austin Mitchell Austin Mitchell Labour, Great Grimsby 4:16 pm, 20th July 2005

Those costs, of course, would not have arisen had Howard Horsley not been so badly treated, and had the requests not been refused. I am delighted to hear of all the improvements that have been put in place since this case, but they are all subsequent to it. According to the memorandum, the procedures for dealing with staff problems in the Department apply to all employees of DFID, so why was Mr. Horsley not accorded the same procedures, rights of appeal, including internal appeal, and right of internal warning, that the procedures set out?