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My Lords, I am never in favour of buck-passing; I always think that the buck stops here. The existing Civil Service Code, which forms part of civil servants' terms and conditions of employment, already states that civil servants must,
"make sure public money and other resources are used properly and efficiently ... use resources only for the authorised public purposes for which they are provided", and that they must not,
"use official resources for party political purposes".
That is absolutely correct; it is in the code; and I believe that it is sufficient.