§ Lord Lester of Herne Hill
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether Ministers of the Crown have a duty to respect the independence and impartiality of the Civil Service. [HL5151]169WA
§ Lord Bassam of Brighton
Sections 1 and 5 of the Ministerial Code make it clear that Ministers must uphold the political impartiality of the Civil Service and not ask civil servants to act in any way which would conflict with the Civil Service Code.