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Civil servants warned to carry out checks on Emma Harrison

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The Guardian has claimed that ministers were warned by civil servants to carry out checks on Emma Harrison.

Leaked documents show that civil servants implementing the Family Programme, a government scheme to turn around the lives of 117,000 households, suggested that Harrison’s appointment should be checked by the cabinet’s propriety and ethics team.

It continues…

Calls have been made for a full disclosure from the government over which ministers were aware of fraud allegations against A4e when Harrison was given the government post.
David Cameron’s judgment in appointing Harrison has been questioned.

Ex-Tesco (infamous for being one of the country’s largest workfare employer placement providers) boss was also considered:-

In it, civil servants outline proposals to employ two “national champions” of the government’s policy on problem families.

“It may be that no one person combines these skills and we may therefore wish to have two national champions. We propose Sir Terry Leahy and/or Emma Harrison,”

However, ironically enough Sir Terry wasn’t suggested to be checked…

Notably, officials did not suggest that Leahy, the former chief executive of Tesco, should also be checked. Leahy did not take up a post.

The propriety and ethics team provides advice to ensure standards of propriety, integrity and governance within government, according to the cabinet office’s website.

Even the Government has doubts about A4e Emma Harrison CBE.


Written by Universal Jobmatch

March 1, 2012 at 9:57 am

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  1. […] at this point it wasn’t looking too good for A4e: fraud, fines, bad publicity, and doubt. They got away with it for another year or two… or so they thought. Previously been […]

  2. Brilliant:

    You’ll never find a pair of handcuffs big enough for my ego, mate

    The breech occurred when the scruffy radicals from the Ipswich Unemployed Action group discovered using a highly sophisticated forensic investigation tool known as “Google”

    Love it!


    Work Programme

    March 3, 2012 at 9:14 am

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