HC Deb 05 December 1991 vol 200 c190W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Minister for the Civil Service what current guidance exists for the conduct of those civil servants who may participate in the consultation with Opposition parties six months prior to an election; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Renton

The guidance was summarised in my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister's reply to the right hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe (Mr. Morris) on 27 November, at columns527–28.