§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures exist in his Department for a civil servant to report actions which(a) are illegal, improper, or unethical, (b) are in breach of constitutional convention or a professional code, (c) may involve possible maladministration and (d) are otherwise inconsistent with the Civil Service Code. 
§ Mr. Straw
[holding answer 30 October 2000]: Civil servants in the main Home Office and its agencies may raise any matter of concern in confidence with one of several nominated officials. Details of how to do so are notified to all staff from time to time by means of an 247W office notice, which also contains an up-to-date list of the nominated officials. This was most recently circulated on 18 August 2000.