HC Deb 26 January 1995 vol 253 cc323-4W
Mr. Donohoe

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what guidelines are operated by his Department as regards the use of executive search agencies to fill vacancies within his Department and his Department's executive agencies; and in what circumstances his Department employs executive search agencies instead of relying fully on Departmental resources to fill vacant posts.

Mr. Hague

Executive search agencies are employed where their expertise can add value to the recruitment of certain senior or specialist staff.