Department for Work and Pensions: Former Members

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th January 2018.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Labour/Co-operative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in her Department were appointed after a publicly advertised and open recruitment process.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

This data is not recorded or stored. Candidates taking up appointment into the Civil Service are required to be impartial and independent of political and other external influence.

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