The Civil Service
Out of hundreds of trains each morning thousands of completely unknown men and women swarm into and around London’s Whitehall. At home they may be our neighbours, sit next to us on buses, queue alongside us at the cinema or the swimming bath. But at work they run the country. They form part of the government, providing the skills to implement the wishes of the elected, political, side of the administration. Once the civil servants were very much the servants of their ministers, but now collectively they wield great power.
KeywordsCivil Servant Government Department Permanent Staff Parliamentary Committee Senior Civil Servant
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