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Question reference: S5W-07177

  • Asked by: Andy Wightman, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: 20 February 2017
  • Current status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 28 February 2017


To ask the Scottish Government how many people have been seconded to it from other organisations since 2016, broken down by (a) directorate that they are seconded to, (b) the organisation that they have been seconded from, (c) pay grade, (d) who is responsible for their remuneration and (e) the length of secondment.


Between 1 January 2016 and 24 February 2017 82 individuals were seconded to the Scottish Government. The funding arrangements for secondments are agreed between the Scottish Government Directorate and the secondees employer; details of these arrangements are not stored centrally.

Secondees remain on their employers pay systems and continue to be paid at their existing pay grade.

Information on employers, directorates and the length of secondment is detailed on SPICE no. 58559.