Cabinet Office: Secondment

Cabinet Office written question – answered at on 16 September 2016.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Party Chair, Labour Party, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff have been seconded into his Department from outside the Civil Service in the last 12 months.

Photo of Ben Gummer Ben Gummer The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

In the last 12 months, 15 individuals have been seconded into my Department from outside the Civil Service.

Secondments bring in external expertise and a fresh perspective across the department's responsibilities, and include secondees from the private, public and voluntary sector.

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