HC Deb 24 February 1984 vol 54 cc652-3W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Prime Minister how many applications by senior officials to take up paid employment in the private sector have been received in each of the past four years; and how many have been approved.

The Prime Minister

The information available centrally about officials in the home Civil Service at under-secretary — grade 3 — level and above is as follows:

1980 1981 1982 1983
Number of applications 20 37 33 43
Number of applications approved unconditionally 15 32 30 35
Numbers of applications approved with conditions* 5 5 3 8
* Applications from former permanent secretaries which have been approved subject to the normal minimum three months' waiting period after retirement are included in column 2.