HC Deb 12 January 1998 vol 304 cc53-4W
Mr. Allan

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his Answer of 8 December 1997 to the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed (Mr. Beith),Official Report, column 434, how many of the former 40 officials of his Department who have taken paid employment with private prison contractors after leaving his Department had responsibilities in relation to overseeing, managing or inspecting private sector contracts; if he will list the (a) contracts for which they had responsibility and (b) the dates those employees left his Department and the dates they started employment in the private sector. [21585]

Ms Quin

[holding answer 19 December 1997]: The information requested is not kept centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.