First Civil Service Commissioner

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The First Civil Service Commissioner heads the Office of Civil Service Commissioners, which ensures that the Civil Service in the United Kingdom is effective and impartial and that appointments are made on merit, and hears appeals under the Civil Service Code.

The post was created in 1855 following publication of the Northcote-Trevelyan Report by Charles Trevelyan and Stafford Northcote that advocated the decoupling of appointments of senior civil servants from ministers to insure the impartiality of the Civil Service.[1] Following a report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, "Defining the Boundaries within the Executive: Ministers, special advisers and the permanent Civil Service" in 2003, the appointment of the First Civil Service Commissioner is made by Government after consultation with Leaders of the main opposition parties.[2] They are then appointed by the Queen under Royal Prerogative.[3]

List of First Civil Service Commissioners

References

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  20. Hughes, Colin (March 24, 1989). "Parliament and Politics: New civil service key player". Home News. The Independent. p. 8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  23. "Baroness Prashar appointed first Civil Service Commissioner". M2 Presswire. 2000-04-19. Retrieved 2008-02-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[dead link]

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