'(1) The Minister for the Civil Service must publish and lay before Parliament an annual report on the functioning of the civil service of the state.
(2) The Minister for the Civil Service may publish separate reports covering civil servants who serve the Scottish Executive or the Welsh Assembly. Before publishing these separate reports the Minister must consult the First Minister for Scotland or the First Minister for Wales (as the case may be).
(3) Such a report must include but is not limited to-
(a) details on the numbers of civil servants by each government department and agency;
(b) the costs of civil servants by each government department and agency;
(c) a comprehensive definition of the civil service of the state for that year.
(4) The First Minister for Scotland must lay before the Scottish Parliament any report under subsection (2) that covers civil servants that serve the Scottish Executive.
(5) The First Minister for Wales must lay before the National Assembly for Wales any report under subsection (2) that covers civil servants that serve the Welsh Assembly Government.'.- (Mr. Maude.)
Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.
The House divided: Ayes 187, Noes 295.
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Question accordingly negatived.
New Schedule 1
|'Crown employment: repeals and revocations|
|Title and reference||Extent of repeal or revocation|
|Aliens Restriction (Amendment) Act 1919 (c.92)||Section 6.|
|Aliens' Employment Act 1955 (4 & 5 Eliz. 2 c. 18)||The whole Act.|
|European Communities (Employment in the Civil Service) Order 1991 (S.I. 1991/1221)||The whole Order.|
|European Communities (Employment in the Civil Service) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/617)||The whole Order.'.|
-( Mark Tami.)
Brought up, and added to the Bill.
The Chairman left the Chair to report progress and ask leave to sit again (Programme Order, this day.)
The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.
Progress reported; Committee to sit again tomorrow.