HC Deb 24 October 2000 vol 355 cc122-3W
Dr. Brand

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the private sector companies from which secondments have been made to his Department since June 1997. [133876]

Ms Stuart

Secondments and attachments are part of the Interchange Initiative which promotes the exchange of people and good practice between the Civil Service and other organisations. Before an Interchange can occur, all parties must be satisfied that no conflict of interest arises.

Central Records indicate the secondments have been made to the Department from the following companies since June 1997:

  • Private Finance Panel Executive
  • Tarmac plc
  • Naborro Nathanson
  • Pinsent Curtis
  • Rawlings Ophthalmic Opticians
  • Hempsons
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • 123W
  • Ward Hadawy
  • Beachcroft Stanleys
  • Dickinson Dees
  • Lloyds Bank
  • Addleshaw Booth & Co.
  • Berwin Leighton
  • Taylor Woodrow
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Herbert Smith
  • British Airways.