§ 17. Mr. John Greenway
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what measures his Department undertakes for staff interchanges with industry.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
We attach considerable importance to the benefits of staff interchages with industry and this is underscored by our very successful secondment programme which is the largest in the Civil Service—in 1988 we achieved our best ever total of 221 secondments to and from industry. Additionally, we have also recently established seven non-executive directorships for senior staff with non-defence related companies.