Senior Civil Servants: Political Impartiality

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 26th February 2016.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance his Department provides to senior civil servants on speaking at public events.

Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance his Department issues to senior civil servants attending events organised by hon. Members of the Government party.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

All civil servants are subject to the requirements of the Civil Service Code and Civil Service Management Code. Further guidance on attendance at external events including those organised by political parties can be found in the Directory of Civil Service Guidance (vol 2).

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