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GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SERVICE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 847: tabled on 12 December 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 4 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is alarmed at attempts by the Government to politicise the Civil Service; notes that the Prime Minister personally overruled the appointment of David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change, who had been selected as the new permanent secretary of the Department for Energy and Climate Change; is surprised at the claim of the Minister for the Cabinet Office that some top civil servants have deliberately obstructed plans that Ministers want to be implemented; recalls that many past failing governments, in mid-term, blamed civil servants for government ineptitude; and asserts the prime need for the independence of the Civil Service to provide stability and moderation in government.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.