Letter from Charlotte Morgan (GI 03)
I understand my name was mentioned during the
Select Committee hearing on 28 February 2002 with the implication
that I had been "moved" from the DTLR press office following
an alleged difference of views with Jo Moore.
I am currently a UK Civil Service stagiaire
working for the Press Service of the European Commission. This
is a prestigious scheme enabling civil servants to experience
life and work in the European Union. I am participating in this
scheme for this experience and to further my career development.
It is a five and a half month secondment, after which I will return
I would like it to be put on the record that
my secondment to Brussels has absolutely nothing to do with Jo
Moore nor anyone else. The implication that I was "moved"
from the DTLR is completely untrue. I first applied for this secondment
in April 2001, before Stephen Byers and Ms Moore were at the DTLR
(then DETR). Far from being "moved", it actually took
a lot of hard work on my part to get here and it is something
of an insult both to me and to the Commission to suggest otherwise.
Moreover, I was actually quoted in The Times
of 26 February 2002 as saying: "My move to Brussels is nothing
to do with all that happened in the past. It is something I wanted
My own personal and professional relations with
Ms Moore have always been good and I would not wish it to be implied
Charlotte L.E. Morgan