§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which former officials of the Department have asked for permission to join(a) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (b) Deloitte & Touche, (c) Ernst and Young and (d) KPMG. 1438W
Mr. Gareth Thomas
All Civil Servants are subject to the Business Appointment Rules which set out the circumstances in which they must seek permission to accept outside appointments within two years of leaving the Service. A copy of the Rules is available in the Libraries of the House.
Information about appointments taken up by the most senior staff are published in the annual reports of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments. The next annual report will be published shortly. There have been no such requests for permission from former DFID staff to join any of the listed organisations.