Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Civil Service Bill
Lord Sheldon asked yesterday - "when [will the Government] introduce a Civil Service Bill and grant its consideration Parliamentary time." Such a bill has been promised for some time - but is still awaited. As with yesterday's post - the answer was that the Constitutional Renewal Bill will be introduced as soon as time allowed.
Comments were made about ensuring that the Civil Service have their impartiality safeguarded. It is a fundamental principle of the British system - but as yet, unprotected by statute.
The full exchange can be read at http://pubs1.tso.parliament.uk/pa/ld200809/ldhansrd/text/90127-0001.htm#09012747000354