Civil Servants: Reduction of Numbers - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:27 am on 24th March 2022.

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Photo of Lord Lisvane Lord Lisvane Crossbench 11:27 am, 24th March 2022

My Lords, if the Government wish the central Civil Service to be as effective as possible, whatever size it is, might they give a higher priority to reducing churn through appointments and postings, perhaps leading to greater stability, a retention of expertise and a greater and more effective corporate memory?