§ Mr. Gregor Mackenzie
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer which grades of civil servants are not permitted to take an active part in party political activities; and what action he has taken on those breaching the rule.
§ Mr. Harold Lever
Broadly speaking, all civil servants above the typing, clerical and analogous grades are debarred from national political activities. All civil servants may engage in local political activities, but for the majority of grades Departmental permission is required. A breach of the rules would be treated as a disciplinary matter within the responsibility of the Head of the Department.