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Written Ministerial Statements

Thursday 27 April 2006


Fast-stream Recruitment

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office (Mr. Jim Murphy): The 2005 fast-stream recruitment report was published on-line at http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk today. It summarises the results of the civil service fast-stream recruitment competitions completed in the year ending November 2005, and also describes some significant developments in the fast-stream selection process during the same period.

Entry into the fast-stream remains highly attractive and competitive. Key facts and figures from the report are as follows.

The fast-stream selection process itself is subject to continuous review, and the results are monitored in detail to ensure no adverse impact on any particular groups of applicants. We shall continue to work to improve fast-stream recruitment from the point of view of both applicants and employing departments.


Political Parties (Loans)

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs (Bridget Prentice): My right hon. and noble Friend the Secretary of State and Lord Chancellor (Lord Falconer of Thoroton) has made the following written ministerial statement today.

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