Ministerial Policy Advisers: Conduct

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 23rd October 2019.

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Photo of Lord Young of Cookham Lord Young of Cookham Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any Orders in Council have been made which give authority to special advisers to instruct civil servants.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

Her Majesty’s Government can confirm no such orders have been made. In accordance with the Special Adviser Code of Conduct, special advisers must not exercise any power in relation to the management of any part of the Civil Service, except in relation to another special adviser.

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