Civil Service Reform

Part of Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons on 16th July 2020.

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Photo of Florence Eshalomi Florence Eshalomi Opposition Whip (Commons)

A number of my constituents are civil servants, and they have written to me to express their understandable shock and upset about the recent announcement about their jobs, which will be cut. Given the extraordinary challenges that our public sector now faces—dealing with covid, the economic downturn and Brexit—can the Minister tell me why the Government have chosen to shrink the civil service at this crucial time, and will he commit to reviewing this decision?