The reasons given by the Office of Public Service (itself similarly due for liberation from its constraints) are half-baked and unconvincing. And there seems to have been no process of consultation before a change of historic, even constitutional, significance. I suppose that this would have delayed the doctrinaire advance of privatisation.
How contemptuously we are treated now!
Sir Derek Mitchell
The writer was Second Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury, 1973-77Reuse content