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Ministerial Policy Advisers: Codes of Practice

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 21st March 2019.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many alleged breaches of the Civil Service Code by Special Advisers have been acted upon by his Department in the last 12 months; and if he will list those alleged breaches by Department.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

Reflecting the nature of their role, Special Advisors conduct themselves in accordance with the Special Advisors’ Code of Conduct, rather than all the provisions of the Civil Service Code.

As outlined in the Special Advisors’ Code of Conduct, the responsibility for the management of conduct of Special Advisors rests with the Minister who made the appointment.

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