§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what secondments(a) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (b) Deloitte & Touche, (c) Ernst & Young and (d) KPMG have made to his Department since 2001; for what (i) periods and (ii) tasks the secondments were made; whether secondments of staff from his Department have been to those firms; and what (a) periods and (b) tasks. 
§ Mr. Charles Clarke
Since 2001, PricewaterhouseCoopers have made two inward secondments to the Department, one from October 2000–September 2001 in the Connexions Service and the other from July 20022013;March 2003 in the Sure Start Unit. Deloitte & Touche have made one secondment to the Department from November 2001–March 2004 in the Sure Start Unit. Ernst and Young have made one 471W secondment to the Department from October 2000-March 2001 in School Leadership Division. There were no secondments from KPMG to the Department.
There were no secondments from my Department to any of the companies listed during the period.