There have been fewer than five allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing reported by departmental staff since 6 June 2006.
Where figures are fewer than five, it is the Department for Transport’s policy to withhold details on grounds of individual confidentiality.
Civil servants are required to act in accordance with the standards and core values set out in the Civil Service Code. The Civil Service Code also provides for civil servants to raise matters of concern with the independent Civil Service Commissioners if they do not receive what they consider to be a reasonable response following departmental internal procedures. The Commissioners will also consider taking a complaint direct. Further guidance on whistleblowing is set out in the Civil Service Management Code and the Directory of Civil Service Guidance.