§ 18. Mr. Dalyell
asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will expand the rôle of the Treasury Solicitor, and create a Head of the Legal Service.
§ Sir E. Boyle
Did not the Fulton Commitee put forward a very strong case for attaching more importance to the work of the legal aspects of the Civil Service? 867 Is the right hon. Lady aware that her answers might lead some people to feel that the Civil Service Department ought to try to make haste a little less slowly than at present with some of the suggestions that have been made?
§ Mrs. Hart
The right hon. Gentleman should not draw that conclusion from my answers. We are now at the stage when, necessarily, a tremendous amount of work is going on within the Civil Service Department on all the Fulton Committee recommendations that my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister indicated were accepted. It is very detailed work and it will inevitably be some little time before, on a number of these recommendations, we are able to report final conclusions to the House.