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Prison Service: Political Activities

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department holds on the political affiliation of (a) senior members of staff and (b) governors in HM Prison Service. (272371)

MOJ does not collect information about the political affiliation of members of staff. Civil servants are required to act in accordance with the “Civil Service Code” which requires them to act with integrity, honesty, objectivity and impartiality, including political impartiality. The rules on civil servants' involvement in political activities are set out in the “Civil Service Management Code”.