Lord Bruce of Donington
asked Her Majesty's Government:
In respect of each ministry or department involved how many civil servants in the administrative grade are, whether on secondment or otherwise, performing duties in the European Commission and in which directorates.
§ Lord McIntosh of Haringey
Most UK civil servants performing duties in the European Commission are seconded as detached national experts (DNEs), of which there are currently 105. In addition, there are currently 15 UK civil servants on short term placement within the European Commission. There is also a small number of UK civil servants who are fulfilling roles within the Commission as temporary agents. Most obtain special leave (unpaid) from their departments in order to undertake these temporary contracts. No figures are available for people who fall into this category. UK civil servants seconded as detached national experts or on short term placement are listed below by department (or ministry) and directorate within the European Commission:
Cabinet Office DGII 1 Department for Education and Employment DGV 5 DGXXII 2 Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions DGI 1 DGIII 2 DGVII 3 DGX 2 DGXI 1 SECRETARIAT-GENERAL 1 Department of Health DGIII 3 DGV 1 DGVII 1 Department for International Development DGIa 1 DGIb 3 DGII 1 DGVIII 6 DGXII 1 DGXVI 1 EUROSTAT 1
Department of Social Security DGV 1 DGIX 1 LEGAL SERVICE 1 SECRETARIAT-GENERAL 1 Department of Trade and Industry DGI 3 DGIa 3 DGIII 1 DGIV 3 DGXII 1 DGXIII 1 DGXIV 1 DGXV 2 DGXVII 1 DGXXI 1 LEGAL SERVICE 1 WASHINGTON DELEGATION 1 Employment Agency DGXI 2 JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE 2 Foreign and Commonwealth Office DGIa 2 DGII 1 DGXVII 1 CABINET 1 HM Customs and Excise DGXIX 1 DGXXI 8 SECRETARIAT-GENERAL 1 HM Treasury DGII 2 DGIV 1 DGXX 1 EUROSTAT 6 SECRETARIAT-GENERAL 1 Health and Safety Executive DGIII 1 DGV 1 DGXI 3 DGXII 1 Home Office SECRETARIAT-GENERAL 1
Inland Revenue DGXIV 1 DGXV 2 LEGAL SERVICE 1 Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food DGI 1 DGVI 4 DGVIII 1 DGXIV 1 Minister of Defence DGVII 1 JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE 1 National Audit Office DGIX 1 DGXX 1 Northern Ireland Civil Service DGVI 1 DGVII 1 DGXVI 1 Office of Fair Trading DGIV 2 Scottish Office DGXI 1 DGXVII 1 DGXXIII 1