By J.A. Chandler
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In addition it has been concerned with a wide portfolio of municipal functions including, for example, waste collection and disposal, public transport and policing. Hence the municipalities employ a considerable public bureaucracy. Recruitment patterns to local government do not show the same traditions of elitism characteristic of the civil service. 4 Local authority sta¤ng (in 1,000s) Year Total Education Social Services 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1790 1804 1785 1787 1813 1784 1742 1713 1717 1716 1716 1723 1740 1744 1699 1709 1689 1653 1505 1478 1417 1398 928 938 935 932 945 923 896 882 877 868 868 876 886 890 848 845 839 827 712 693 644 640 179 183 185 190 195 196 198 199 203 208 211 217 225 229 232 237 236 233 225 233 244 244 Source: HMSO (1996) Local Government Financial Statistics, England No.
14). The promised Greater London Authority was seen as a suitable £agship for innovation. 3 billion). The role of the councillors in the assembly would be approving rather than determining the budget. Responsibilities of the new mayor would include public transport, the ¢re brigade, strategic planning, trunk roads, tra¤c management, the ambulance service and possibly the arts. In addition, responsibility for the Metropolitan Police Force would be taken over from the Home Secretary. The potential power of the new o¤ce would be considerable, and both main parties showed alarm as the names of some of their more maverick members were canvassed.
E. Gladstone commissioned an enquiry which was to sketch the blueprint of the modern service. The 1854 Northcote^Trevelyan Report took as its model the highly e¡ective Indian Civil Service. It recommended the amalgamation of the loose aggregation of departments into a uni¢ed Home Civil Service. O¤cials would be careerists, not political appointees. The work would be characterised hierarchically, from clerical routine, through a range of executive tasks, to high-altitude policy making. Recruitment was to re£ect these distinctions and would be based on merit as indicated in competitive examinations conducted by an independent Civil Service Commission.