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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walker, David (2003-07-09). "Fair game". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2003-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Government publishes response to the ninth report of the committee on standards in public life" (Press release). 10 Downing Street. 2003-09-11. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  3. ^ a b "Law Society chief named new First Civil Service Commissioner". Personnel Today (Reed Business Information). 2005-12-22. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  4. ^ Chilcott, Paul (2004). "Pakington , John Somerset, first Baron Hampton (1799–1880)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  5. ^ Chapman, Richard A (2004). The Civil Service Commission, 1855-1991: A Bureau Biography. Routledge. p. 107. ISBN 0-7146-5340-3. 
  6. ^ a b "Civil Service Commission". The Times. August 8, 1907. p. 7. 
  7. ^ "Order-in-Council dated 12 August 1907. Appointment of Lord Francis Hervey as First Commissioner ...". The National Archives. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  8. ^ Dampier, W. C. D; rev. H. C. G. Matthew (2004). "Leathes, Sir Stanley Mordaunt (1861–1938)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  9. ^ "First Civil Service Commissioner". The Times. November 12, 1927. p. 12. 
  10. ^ Chapman, Richard A (2004). "Waterfield, Sir (Alexander) Percival (1888–1965)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  11. ^ Lee, J M (2004). "Sinker, Sir (Algernon) Paul (1905–1977)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  12. ^ Caulcott, Tom (2004). "Helsby, Laurence Norman, Baron Helsby (1908–1978)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  13. ^ Gittings, Robert (2004). "Mallaby, Sir (Howard) George Charles (1902–1978)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  14. ^ Ellis, Roger (2004). "Abell, Sir George Edmond Brackenbury (1904–1989)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  15. ^ "First Civil Service Commissioner". The Times. September 21, 1967. p. 2. 
  16. ^ a b "Three appointments are made at the Treasury". The Times. February 25, 1971. p. 18. 
  17. ^ "Commissioner named". The Times. January 25, 1974. p. 18. 
  18. ^ "Obituary: Sir Angus Fraser". London: The Independent. July 18, 2001. Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  19. ^ "Prison service head to recruit civil servants". The Times. March 5, 1983. p. 3. 
  20. ^ Hughes, Colin (March 24, 1989). "Parliament and Politics: New civil service key player". Home News (The Independent). p. 8. 
  21. ^ "Woman takes top job - Ann Elizabeth Bowtell". The Times. February 12, 1993. p. 2. 
  22. ^ "Most civil servant - Michael Bett". The Times. March 16, 1995. 
  23. ^ "Baroness Prashar appointed first Civil Service Commissioner.". M2 Presswire. 2000-04-19. Retrieved 2008-02-02. [dead link]

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