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Ministerial Policy Advisers: By-elections

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in what circumstances (a) special advisers and (b) civil servants may be seconded to work on by-election campaigns for a political party; and if he will make a statement. (220067)

The rules relating to the involvement of special advisers and other civil servants in political activities are set out in the Civil Service Management Code and the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers. The rules do not provide for special advisers or other civil servants to be seconded to a political party to work on a by-election campaign.