HC Deb 13 February 1985 vol 73 c186W
Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Prime Minister if the administrative rules requiring civil servants not to use Government offices for party political or commercial purposes apply to the premises of other statutory bodies financed by the Exchequer; and whether it is the practice of nationalised industries, water authorities and the National Health Service to advise their employees and contractors not to use such public premises for the display of political propaganda.

The Prime Minister

The rules governing the conduct of civil servants do not apply to non-civil servants employed by public bodies, though the bodies may choose to adopt these or similar rules if they consider them appropriate to their particular circumstances. Information is not held centrally on the current management practice of the various nationalised industries, water authorities and NHS authorities.