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Crown Prerogative

Volume 126: debated on Monday 1 February 1988

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Mr. Campbell-Savours: To ask the Prime Minister if the alteration in the terms of service of civil servants working at Government communications headquarters since 1983 has been made in exercise of the power under prerogative of the Crown.

Alterations to the terms of service of civil servants working at GCHQ have been made under the authority of the Civil Service Order in Council 1982, which is an instrument made under the royal prerogative.