§ Mr. Purchase
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what delegations were made in 1997 under the Civil Service (Management Functions) Act 1992; to whom those delegations were made; and what were the main conditions attached to them. 
§ Dr. David Clark
Since the last report to Parliament on, 14 January 1997,Official Report, columns 187–88, Ministers and statutory office holders in charge of departments' have been given delegated authority (from 1 April 1997) under the Civil Service (Management Functions) Act 1992 to determine in respect of home civil servants in their respective departments the allowances for members of the Senior Civil Service.
In some cases, for staff appointed by statutory office holders, the Minister for the Civil Service was statutorily required to give consent to terms and conditions of service. For such staff, delegation has been effected by waiving that requirement, subject to the conditions attaching to delegation.
The delegation was subject to the condition that recipients comply with the provisions of the Civil Service Management Code as amended from time to time. Copies of the Civil Service Management Code are available in the Libraries of both Houses.
A similar authorisation was also made to the Health and Safety Executive. This came into effect on 12 May 1997 and was similarly subject to the condition that they comply with the provisions of the Civil Service Management Code as amended for time to time.
- 1The statutory office holders are:
- Commissioners of Inland Revenue;
- Head of the Registry of Friendly Societies, being the Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies and the First Commissioner of the Building Societies Commission;
- Chief Charity Commissioner;
- Commissioners of Customs and Excise;
- Crown Estate Commissioners;
- Director General of Electricity Supply;
- Director General of Fair Trading;
- Director General of Gas Supply;
- Director General of National Lottery;
- Director of National Savings;
- Director of Passenger Rail Franchising;
- Director General of Telecommunication;
- Director General of Water Services;
- Director of Public Prosecutions;
- Director of the Serious Fraud Office;
- Government Actuary;
- Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in England;
- Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in Wales;
- International Rail Regulator;
- Public Works Loan Commissioners;
- Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and Health Service Commissioners;
- Rail Regulator;
- Registrar General for Scotland.