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To ask the Secretary of State for International Development 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.
From May 2010 the Department for International Development has:
(a) Two secondments from industry, both in policy development roles and both short-term.
Duration October to December 2011
(b) Six secondments from the third sector, all to policy development roles;
Four senior research fellows to work alongside the integrated policy and research teams. Duration for two years from March 2011.
Two social development advisers to work on Violence against Women. Duration for one year from October 2011.