HC Deb 01 May 1980 vol 983 c612W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will take steps to prevent top civil servants such as the Head of the Civil Service from issuing political statements regarding the position of civil servants and their jobs and to ensure that such political comments are made only by Ministers of the Crown.

Mr. Channon

The Head of the Civil Service has issued no such statement. The hon. Member is presumably referring to press reports of the perfectly proper reply he sent to a letter to him from the secretary general of the Council of Civil Service Unions.

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