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Civil Service Bill — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 27th January 2009.

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Photo of Lord Sheldon Lord Sheldon Labour 2:45 pm, 27th January 2009

My Lords, it is more than nine years since the Government said that they would introduce a Civil Service Bill. This undertaking has been repeated year after year. When the legislation comes before the House, will it deal with the impartiality of the Civil Service as it is backed by the force of law? The important question is: if there is once again to be further draft legislation, when will it finally be passed into law?