Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 3rd February 2005.

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Photo of Alan Simpson Alan Simpson Labour, Nottingham South

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the people working within her Department on secondment from the private sector, broken down by (a) the organisation or industry they came from and (b) the policy responsibilities they have been given.

Photo of Alun Michael Alun Michael Minister of State (Rural Affairs), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The following annex details the secondees from the private sector currently working in this Department, the organisation they came from and the policy responsibilities they have been given.

The term secondee" refers to a person borrowed" from an organisation outside the civil service for a period of between three months and three years (exceptionally five years), without affecting employment status. During the secondment period the secondee remains an employee of the parent organisation but is expected to abide by the Defra Staff Handbook and the Official Secrets Act. Secondees are expected to undertake the full range of duties attached to the post. At the end of the secondment the secondee normally returns to the parent organisation.

Name Parent organisation Defra unit/division Policy responsibilities
Sarah Perry FUTERRA Sustainability Communications Ltd. Sustainable Development Building Sustainable Development Capacity
Fay Blair Global to Local Sustainable Development None
Sue Nowak Water UK Better Regulation Implementing the 54 recommendations from Defra's Regulation Task Force report
Richard Chalk Royal Bank Of Scotland Group Improvement and Delivery Group—Corporate Development Team None
Nick Starkey National Farmers Union OFIC Crops for Industry Development of sustainable non food uses of crops other than energy
Alison Pridmore Capita Symonds Sustainable Development None
Bill Senior BP GAS Climate Change activity
John Enright London Remade WS Waste Implementation Programme None
Steven Marshall Scottish Power Sustainable Energy—SEP3 International Energy Efficiency Innovation Review and REEEP Initiative
Paul Turner Northumbrian Water Water Supply and Regulation None
Kate Hampton Climate Change Capital Global Atmosphere Future International action to prevent climate change
Phil Cutts SERCO Group plc Rural Development Service None
Nader Bahri Powergen Sustainable Energy Combined Heat and Power

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