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Civil Service

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

12. To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when she last reviewed the code of conduct on propriety and ethics for the civil service. (98421)

A new civil service code was issued on 6 June 2006. It is the result of a review undertaken by the Cabinet Office and the Civil Service Commissioners and took account of comments made in an extensive consultation exercise. Copies of the new code, which sets out the core values of the civil service—integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality—are available in the Library for the reference of Members.