My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mrs Margaret Beckett) has issued the following Written Ministerial Statement.
The Cabinet Office launched the new Civil Service Code on 6 June. The code sets out the core values of the Civil Service and the standards expected of civil servants. The code has been redrafted to make it more relevant and accessible to all civil servants.
The Code of Ethics in Diplomatic Service Regulations (DSR) and Home Service Regulations (HSR) derives from the Civil Service Code. This code has been revised to reflect the new Civil Service Code.
A copy of the new regulations will be placed in the Library of the House.