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Departmental Secondment

Health written question – answered on 14th 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 Health 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 Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

Since May 2010, the Department has not seconded anyone in from industry.

Five or fewer staff have been seconded in from the third sector during this period. No individual seconded from the third sector is working in a policy development role.

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