HC Deb 20 January 1983 vol 35 cc175-6W
Mr. Arnold

asked the Prime Minister, pursuant to her answer to the hon. Member for Hazel Grove on 22 December, concerning transfers between the diplomatic service and home Departments, Official Report, c. 550, if she will break down the figures to indicate which home Departments civil servants were transferred to or from.

The Prime Minister

The breakdown of figures for loans of personnel between the home Civil Service and the diplomatic service since May 1979 is as follows:

Numbers of officers loaned
To the DS From the DS
Departments of Trade and Industry 31 29
Ministry of Defence 35 9
Home Office 44 3
Overseas Development Administration 12 7
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 12

Numbers of officers loaned
To the DS From the DS
Cabinet Office 22
Northern Ireland Office 2 4
Department of Energy 2 5
Treasury 3 2
Management and Personnel Office 2 3
No. 10 Downing Street 3
Department of Employment 7 1
Department of the Environment 2 2
Department of Health & Social Security 1
Office of Fair Trading 1
Parliamentary Commissioner's Office 2
Civil Aviation Authority 2
Customs and Excise 1
Department of Education and Science 1
Northern Ireland Civil Service 10
Scottish Office 1
Totals 167 94