Civil Service

(asked on 13th July 2022) - View Source

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether Parliament will be consulted on the functions and services that the Government will have to cease or reduce as a result of plans for 20, 30 and 40 per cent reductions in civil service posts.

Answered by
Jacob Rees-Mogg Portrait
Jacob Rees-Mogg
Minister of State (Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency)
This question was answered on 20th July 2022

Given that planning is still underway and no decisions have yet been made, as well as the sensitivities involved, it would not be appropriate to share departmental scenario planning. We are committed to a robust process of scrutiny and challenge in the months ahead, including focusing on impacts on public services, and will engage more broadly at the appropriate time.

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