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Civil Servants: Conferences

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what guidance has been produced on civil servants attending political party conferences. (241747)

The rules on civil servants’ involvement in political activities is set out in section 4.4 of the “Civil Service Management Code”, copies of which are available in the Libraries of the House or can be accessed online at:

http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/documents/doc/CSMC_April08.doc

In advance of the annual party conference season, the Cabinet Secretary issues guidance to Departments reminding them of civil servants’ involvement in such conferences.