HC Deb 25 October 2000 vol 355 c144W
Dr. Brand

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the private sector companies from which secondments have been made to his Department since June 1997. [133872]

Mr. Battle

I refer the hon. Member to my answer to the question raised by the hon. Member for Bath (Mr. Foster) on 29 June 2000,Official Report, column 581W, and to my letter of 5 July to the hon. Member for Bath, placed in the Libraries of the House, which set out a full updated list.

Since my answer, there have been a further five secondments to the Department from the following private sector companies:

  • BP Amoco
  • British Airways
  • KPMG
  • Price WaterhouseCoopers
  • Rolls-Royce plc.

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.

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