To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office from which employment sectors outside appointments to the senior civil service were recruited in the last two years. 
§ Mr. Alexander
Information is published annually by the Office of the Civil Service Commissioners. Their breakdown of appointments to the senior civil service through open competition is as follows:
Number 2000–01 Civil service 77 Other public sector 98 Private sector 27 2001–02 Civil service 77 Other public sector 86 Private sector 37 2002–03 Civil service 42 Other public sector 47 Private sector 56 Voluntary sector 1
Since 16 July 2002 the commissioners have only collected information on open competitions for SCS top management posts as Departments were given authority to run their own open competitions for former grade 5 posts. Prior to this date they collected information on all SCS posts that were put out to open competition. For consistency this answer refers to the commissioners figures.