Tag Archives: civil service

Recent highlights

The past three weeks have provided highlights of different sorts.  The week before last it was meetings with the Prime Minister.  I was at a sandwich lunch with him in his office in the House of Commons on Wednesday.  On … Continue reading

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I know how to celebrate…

I celebrated my birthday on Tuesday and did so in style.  Well, in my style.  I spent the morning giving evidence to the Public Administration Select Committee as part of their inquiry into the future of the civil service.  You … Continue reading

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Changing the law

I mentioned in my earlier post on the parliamentary ‘wash-up’ that I had achieved two changes to the Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill.  One related to the transfer to Parliament of the power to ratify treaties.  It is a power that … Continue reading

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Managing purdah

Parliament was dissolved yesterday and we are thus in the period known as purdah.  There are no MPs.  However, as I have pointed out in response to a question from Carl.H, ministers continue as ministers.  Parliament has been dissolved but … Continue reading

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