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Civil Servants: Travel

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will publish the travel guidelines issued to (a) permanent secretaries, (b) senior civil servants and (c) other civil servants. (311060)

The Cabinet Office does not issue service-wide travel guidelines.

The Civil Service Management Code provides a central framework that Departments must adhere to when setting up their policies. However, as this is a delegated area, Departments are responsible for issuing and operating their own guidelines in relation to travel.

The Civil Service Management Code is available in its entirety, with chapter 8, section 8.2 setting out the central framework in relation to travel, at: