§ Mr. Vaz
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many non-career civil servants are employed in his Department and at which grade; how many non-career civil servants have passed the ADC; and how many non-career civil servants he has appointed since 11 June 2001. 
§ Mr. Bradshaw
The FCO recruits some members of staff on fixed term contracts, which is what we understand by the term "non-career civil servants". Staff on fixed term appointments are employed on civil service terms and conditions, but their contract of employment has a fixed end date. This category does not cover staff seconded from the private sector. 22 staff are employed on fixed term contracts: two in the senior management structure; 20 in the delegated grades.
No staff on fixed term appointments have attended an Assessment and Development Centre. Four such staff have been appointed since 11 June 2001.