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Departmental Employment

Home Department written question – answered on 16th June 2011.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Labour, Wansbeck

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) how many managers at grade C or above have left the employment of her Department in the last two financial years; and how many of those managers have subsequently been employed by Sodexo;

(2) how many managers at grade C or above have left the employment of her Department in the last two financial years; and how many of those managers have subsequently been employed by Mitie;

(3) how many managers at grade C or above have left the employment of her Department in the last two financial years; and how many of those managers have subsequently been employed by Reliance.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

In the financial year 2009-10, 1,144 managers at grade C or above left the Department.

In the financial year 2010-11, 1,404 managers at grade C or above left the Department.

(Figures are provided as per Office for National Statistics headcount definition—paid civil servants only.)

The Department fully complies with the rules and guidance set out by the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments regarding employment of ex-civil servants, see:

http://acoba.independent.gov.uk/rules_and_guidance_civil_ servants.aspx.

We are unable to provide data on the number of managers who have subsequently been employed by (a) Sodexo, (b) Mitie and (c) Reliance. Individuals at director general and permanent secretary level who are given permission under the Rules and Guidance on Business Appointments must inform the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments if they take up employment following approval. Individuals below this level are not required to notify the Department that they have taken up employment following approval.

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