CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

CABINET OFFICE – EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS – 13 March 2002

Dr Julian Lewis: Is not it rather worrying that so many civil servants have had to look to appeal procedures as a result of their run-ins with one Cabinet Minister? The Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions [Stephen Byers] lost a press officer when he was at the former Department for Education and Employment, and since then he has lost a head of press, a deputy head of press and junior press officer. He has even, belatedly and reluctantly, lost a special adviser. Should not the right hon. Gentleman take out some sort of block-booking with the appeals service?