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Senior Civil Servants (Conduct)

Volume 983: debated on Friday 25 April 1980

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asked the Prime Minister what instructions are given to senior civil servants regarding direct access to them by (a) hon. Members, (b) journalists and (c) official visitors from abroad.

No specific instructions are issued centrally to senior civil servants on these matters. However, all civil servants are governed by general principles of conduct which are contained at paragraphs 9870 to 9988 of the Civil Service Pay and Conditions of Service Code, a copy of which is in the Library.