Government Departments: Ethics

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 2nd October 2019.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent advice he has received from the Director General of the Propriety and Ethics Team on the (a) standards and ethics and (b) corporate governance of government departments.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

It has been the policy of successive administrations not to provide the contents of advice from officials to Ministers. Standards, ethics and corporate governance of a government department is a matter for the Permanent Secretary and minister in charge of each individual department.

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