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Transfers from Core Scottish Government to other associated bodies: FOI release

Published: 18 Dec 2018
Directorate:
People Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
18 Dec 2018
Transfers from Core Scottish Government to other associated bodies: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/03361
Date received: 13 November 2018
Date responded: 11 December 2018
 
Information requested
 
You made the following request for information:
 
The number of transfers/secondments from the core Scottish Government to a Scottish Government public body/agency/executive agency in each of the last three years. Information should include a breakdown of the numbers that went to each different agency, and broken down for each year. 
 
Response
 
The information you have requested is provided in the table below. 
 
Please note the following when referring to this data:  This data shows all instances where a staff member has moved from the core Scottish Government to any other associated body (see appendix below the table for details of which bodies are included).   A move is any instance in which a member of staff finishes an assignment in the core Scottish Government and begins a new one in an associated body. We do not hold information on the reasons for these moves (eg. transfers/promotions).  Secondments do not apply to internal moves within the civil service only to external moves.   Staff in this case means individuals directly employed by the Scottish Government.  The last three years has been taken to mean the last three complete calendar years.

Transfers from Core Scottish Government to other associated bodies

Year of Transfer

Parent Organisation Type

Parent Organisation Name

Number of Transfers

2015

SG AGENCIES

Accountant in Bankruptcy

3

Disclosure Scotland

4

Education Scotland

12

Student Awards Agency for Scotland

8

Scottish Public Pensions Agency

2

Scottish Housing Regulator

4

Transport Scotland

15

SG OTHER BODIES

Court of Lord Lyon

1

Edinburgh Tram Inquiry

5

Food Standards Scotland

2

HM Chief Inspector of Prisons in Scotland

1

National Records of Scotland

17

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

1

Revenue Scotland

10

Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

7

2015 Total Transfers

92

2016

SG AGENCIES

Accountant in Bankruptcy

1

Disclosure Scotland

7

Education Scotland

5

Student Awards Agency for Scotland

4

Scottish Public Pensions Agency

6

Transport Scotland

14

SG NDPBS

Crofting Commission

2

Parole Board for Scotland

3

Scottish Law Commission

1

SG OTHER BODIES

Courts Tribunals

1

Edinburgh Tram Inquiry

2

Food Standards Scotland

1

HM Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland

2

National Records of Scotland

13

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

2

Revenue Scotland

8

Scottish Fiscal Commission

9

Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

3

2016 Total Transfers

84

 

 

Year of Transfer

Parent Organisation Type

Parent Organisation Name

Number of Transfers

2017

SG AGENCIES

Accountant in Bankruptcy

1

Disclosure Scotland

2

Education Scotland

2

Student Awards Agency for Scotland

4

Scottish Public Pensions Agency

1

Transport Scotland

24

SG NDPBS

Community Justice Scotland

3

Crofting Commission

1

Parole Board for Scotland

1

Scottish Law Commission

3

SG OTHER BODIES

British Irish Council

1

Court of Lord Lyon

1

Edinburgh Tram Inquiry

3

Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland

2

National Records of Scotland

28

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

1

Revenue Scotland

6

Scottish Fiscal Commission

2

Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

1

2017 Total Transfers

87

 

*NDPBS – Non Departmental Public Bodies

 

 

Appendix – Data held for Scottish Government Associated Bodies

 

  • Scottish Government only holds staffing information for organisations to which it provides an HR service. Data are available for all core SG directorates, most executive agencies and some non-ministerial departments but is not collected for other organisations. The following executive agencies operate their own HR service and are therefore not included; Scottish Prisons Service, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service and Registers of Scotland
  • Executive non-departmental public bodies are not consistently included in the data (unless the Scottish Government provides them an HR service) as these staff members are not civil servants.
  • Further information regarding staffing at public bodies is available on the National Public Bodies Directory which can be found at www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies.
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