HC Deb 25 February 1993 vol 219 c660W
Mr. Butterfill

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what percentage of British civil servants are promoted internally while on secondment to the EC.

Mr. Robert Jackson

This information is not held centrally. The comparatively short secondments to the EC, or to UKREP, provide valuable developmental experience which Departments are encouraged to take into account when making promotions. Whether promotion on secondment is possible will depend on several factors, including the opportunities for re-absorbing the officer in the new grade on his or her return.