Baroness Stuart to be questioned on first year of Civil Service Commission role
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee question Baroness (Gisela) Stuart on her first year leading the Civil Service Commission.
Baroness Stuart, a former government minister and high-profile Vote Leave figure, was appointed First Civil Service Commissioner in March 2022. Though the Committee endorsed the appointment, it expressed “reservations” around her “perceived impartiality” as a politician in carrying out a role that has usually been held by former public servants.
MPs examine the Commission’s work on civil service recruitment practice, including recent changes to make senior vacancies open to external candidates by default. The Commission’s oversight of civil service impartiality and the Civil Service Code will also be considered.