HL Deb 28 July 1982 vol 434 c347WA
Lord O'Hagan

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether British civil servants of the highest qualities are being seconded to the institutions of the EEC in sufficient numbers.

Baroness Young

British civil servants of high quality are encouraged to apply for posts with institutions of the European Community and supported for them as far as possible. Government departments are aware of the value of a period of service with the Community to someone who is later expected to reach senior ranks in our own Civil Service; such experience is counted as an advantage to the person concerned.