HC Deb 04 February 1982 vol 17 c180W
Q15. Mr. Eggar

asked the Prime Minister whether she is satisfied with the degree of attention being paid to management skills when consideration is being given to promotions within the open structure of the Civil Service.

The Prime Minister

Yes. The recently introduced arrangements for succession planning are designed to ensure that those likely to occupy the highest ranks are provided with direct experience of the management of resources including both people and money.