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Departmental Secondment

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Huw Irranca-Davies Huw Irranca-Davies Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what secondments there have been to his Department from (a) industry and (b) the third sector since May 2010; what the (i) purpose and (ii) duration is of each secondment; and whether each secondment was to a policy development role.

Photo of Henry Bellingham Henry Bellingham The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

A small number of staff have been seconded to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from both industry and the third sector since May 2010. The majority of these loans have been ad hoc short term arrangements and we do not hold a central record of these informal secondments. A further seven staff from industry and the third sector have undertaken formal, longer term inward secondments to the FCO. We are however unable to provide more detail as this could identify individual staff, and potentially breach data protection principles.

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