HC Deb 14 December 1993 vol 234 cc616-7W
28. Mr. Miller

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what is his policy towards recruitment and retention of senior staff in his Department.

Mr. Boswell

Most senior appointments in the Department are filled by internal moves and promotions or by staff transferring from other Departments. The Department for Education's personnel policies aim to retain and develop staff to do the work which is required in a Department of this size.

The Government's response to the recommendations of the recent efficiency unit report on career management and succession planning, due in the spring, will have a bearing on future arrangements.