§ Mr. Don Foster
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many staff from her Department were seconded to private sector companies in(a) May 1997 to April 1998, (b) May 1998 to April 1999 and (c) May 1999 to April 2000; and if she will list in each case the companies to which staff were sent, the names and ranks of the staff involved and the duration of the secondment. 
§ Mr. Stringer
There was one secondee out of the Cabinet Office between May 1997 to April 1998. The secondment was with Coopers and Lybrand and lasted more than a year.
There were no secondees from the Cabinet Office to the private sector for the period 1 April 1998 to 31 March 2000.