Letters detailing ‘Whitehall war with MPs’ revealed
Exaro publishes extraordinary correspondence between O’Donnell and HodgeBy David Hencke | 14 March 2012 | 2 Related pieces
We already have a constitutional position that civil servants are responsible to ministers, not Parliament
Lord O’Donnell, former cabinet secretary
Whitehall’s clash with MPs over how they grill civil servants in Parliament is set out in letters revealed in full by Exaro today.
Margaret Hodge, chairwoman of the House of Commons public accounts committee, is due to give a speech tomorrow about the constitutional stand-off at Policy Exchange, the centre-right think-tank.
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