Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats

Education written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education

(1) what the (a) job title and (b) pay band was of each official, excluding special advisers, recruited by his Department since May 2010 who was previously employed in any capacity by the (i) Conservative Party or its elected representatives and (ii) Liberal Democrat Party or its elected representatives; and whether their position was advertised publicly;

(2) what the (a) job title and (b) pay band was of each official, excluding special advisers, recruited by his Department since May 2010 who previously held an elected position as a member of the (i) Conservative Party and (ii) Liberal Democrat Party; and whether their position was advertised publicly.

Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Department checks the references of new employees and asks for them to declare any issues like a conflict of interest for security purposes, but it does not capture or record information on their past employment in this form. We are not aware of any appointees since May 2010 who had previously held elected posts or were employed in any capacity by (i) Conservative Party or its elected representatives and (ii) Liberal Democrat Party or its elected representatives.

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