HC Deb 06 November 1968 vol 772 cc116-7W
Mr. Sheldon

asked the Minister for the Civil Service if she will list the specific recommendations of the Fulton Committee which have been accepted, those which have been rejected and those on which discussions are now proceeding.

Mrs. Hart

As my hon. Friend knows, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister announced, in his statement on 26th June, the Government's acceptance of three of the main recommendations in the Report—namely, those relating to the setting up of a Civil Service Department (which has happened), the Civil Service College, and the future structure of the Service. Subsequently, on 24th October, in answer to the hon. Member for Aberdeen, South (Mr. Dewar), he announced that, in accordance with the recommendation in the Report, inquiries were to be undertaken in the processes used for the selection of administrators entering the Civil Service under Method II, and into ways of speeding up recruitment processes generally.

The House will be given a comprehensive review of progress in the course of the debate on the Report, which is likely to take place shortly.—[Vol. 767, c. 454–65.]