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Government Departments: Political Impartiality

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 28th November 2014.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to page 37 of the Government Communication Service Propriety Guidance, published in April 2014, what rules govern the use of government slogans by political parties.

Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to page 37 of the Government Communication Service Propriety Guidance, published in April 2014, what assessment he has made of the propriety of the use of the phrase 'long-term economic plan' by organisations outside government.

Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the term 'long-term economic plan' as a description of government economic poicy was developed by civil servants.

Photo of Francis Maude Francis Maude The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

I refer the hon. Member to the Cabinet Secretary's letter of 10 July 2014 to the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport.

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