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Political Impartiality

Volume 497: debated on Thursday 22 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of the internal guidance to officials in his Department on politically-restricted activity. (289500)

Our staff handbook has been developed as an interactive publication delivered through the Department’s intranet. It is not held in a format which allows it to be easily exported and therefore could be provided only at a disproportionate cost. However, the rules relating to political activity are set by the Cabinet Office and can be found in the Civil Service Management Code.