HC Deb 18 May 1893 vol 12 c1241
MR. MACDONALD (Tower Hamlets, Bow)

I beg to ask the Solicitor General which Acts of Parliament deal with the electoral privileges of Civil servants; and what is the section of any Act from which officials of Civil establishments derive their authority for restricting the actions of their subordinates who desire to take part in public affairs?


There are no Acts of Parliament unrepealed that deal specially with the electoral privileges of Civil servants. Whatever regulations are made with reference to the action of subordinate officials in the Civil Service, are made not under the authority of any section of an Act of Parliament, but under the inherent authority of Heads of Departments to make regulations for the discipline and government of the se under their control.