Department for International Development: Brexit

Department for International Development written question – answered on 18th March 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Twigg Stephen Twigg Chair, International Development Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many members of staff of her Department have been seconded to other government departments or agencies to work on preparations for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU in each month since those secondments first commenced by (a) civil service grade and (b) destination department.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

In line with its commitment to support other government departments with their immediate resourcing needs DFID has deployed 74 employees on short term loan to support essential work related to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

The tables below outline the number of staff seconded to other government departments or agencies, by grade and by destination department, as at 14 March.

CS Grade

Existing Loan Pre Dec-18

Dec-18

Jan-19

Feb-19

Mar-19

Total

SCS

1

1

G6

1

1

2

G7

2

2

7

19

30

SEO

2

3

5

HEO

1

5

6

11

23

EO

1

1

ETP

11

1

12

Total

3

12

11

16

32

74

Other Government Department

Existing Loan Pre Dec-18

Dec-18

Jan-19

Feb-19

Mar-19

Total

B.I.G

2

13

15

BEIS

1

1

CO

2

2

DCMS

1

1

DEFRA

12

10

1

23

DExEU

7

7

DIT

2

1

8

5

16

DIT (TfD)

1

1

FCO

2

5

7

NIO

1

1

Total

3

12

11

16

32

74

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