HL Deb 18 January 2005 vol 668 cc25-6WS
Lord Bassam of Brighton

Since the last report to Parliament,Official Report, 13 January 2004, col.28 WS, the existing delegations/authorisations (other than those relating to the Arbitration, Conciliation and Advisory Service, the Health and Safety Executive, the National Assembly for Wales and the Scottish Assembly) were revoked and replaced by a new Civil Service-wide delegation/authorisation to reflect machinery of government changes. Ministers, certain bodies and office holders in charge of departments(1) were given delegated authority from 1 February 2004 under the Civil Service (Management Functions) Act 1992 to:

  1. (a) prescribe the qualifications (so far as they relate to age, knowledge, ability, professional attainment, aptitude, potential, health and coping with the demands of the job) for the appointment of home civil servants (with the exception of those in the Fast Stream Development Programme) in their respective departments or bodies; and
  2. (b) determine in relation to home civil servants in their respective departments or bodies the number and grading of posts (with the exception of those in the senior Civil Service) and the terms and conditions of employment in so far as they relate to:
    1. (i) classification of staff (with the exception of those in the senior Civil Service);
    2. (ii) remuneration (with the exception of those in the senior Civil Service);
    3. (iii) allowances;
    4. (iv) expenses;
    5. (v) holidays, hours of work and attendance;
    6. (vi) part-time and other working arrangements;
    7. (vii) performance and promotion;
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    9. (viii) retirement age (with the exception of those in the senior Civil Service);
    10. (ix) redundancy;
    11. (x) re-deployment of staff within the Home Civil Service.

In some cases, where the Minister for the Civil Service is statutorily required to give consent to terms and conditions of service for staff appointed by statutory bodies or office holders, it was achieved by waiving that requirement, subject to the condition attached to the delegation/authorisation.

The delegation/authorisation was made 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 electronically at www.civilservice.gov.uk/managementinformation/management/managementcode/index.asp.

  • (1)The statutory bodies and office holders are:
  • Chief Charity Commissioner
  • Chief Land Registrar
  • Commissioners of Customs and Excise
  • Commissioners of Inland Revenue
  • Crown Estate Commissioners
  • Director of the Assets Recovery Agency
  • Director of National Savings and Investments
  • Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Director of the Serious Fraud Office
  • Director General of Telecommunications
  • Director General of Water Services
  • Food Standards Agency
  • Gas and Electricity Markets Authority
  • Government Actuary
  • HM Chief Inspector of Schools in England
  • International Rail Regulator
  • Office of Fair Trading
  • Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and Health Service Commissioners
  • Postal Services Commission
  • Rail Regulator