HC Deb 18 October 1982 vol 29 c11W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether, in view of the regularity with which disclosures are made of maladministration, neglect and failures upon the part of civil servants generally and in particular in the most senior posts, he will change the conditions of their employment to enable them to be dismissed from their employment for such lapses and neglects in a similar manner to other publicly and privately employed persons.

Mr. Hayhoe:

As the present terms and conditions of service of civil servants already provide for dismissal where this is judged appropriate no change is needed.