HC Deb 20 June 1947 vol 438 cc257-8W
Sir J. Lucas

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if it is permissible for a civil servant to hold office in a political party and take part in the public activities of a political party; and whether the regulations apply equally to the industrial and non-industrial sides;

(2) whether the rules regulating the political activities of civil servants are the same for both established and non-established personnel.

Mr. Dalton

There has long been a well-recognised general rule that non-industrial civil servants, permanent or temporary, should not accept office in, or write or speak publicly in support of, a political party. Industrial staff are not subject to the same restrictions.

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