Margaret Hodge, who chairs the powerful Commons Public Accounts Committee, said the embarrassing and costly debacle exposed flaws in Whitehall processes. She called for \”proper accountability\” to \”raise civil servants\’ game\” and improve quality and standards.
\”The way you climb the greasy pole in the civil service is that you change your job every couple of years,\” she said. \”That\’s a disaster and we need to leave people in post so they take proper responsibility for the very difficult and complex job they have to do.\”
She became a junior minister in 1998 and was made Minister for Universities in 2001, where she sponsored the controversial Higher Education Act 2004, and remained there until 2003 when she was made Children\’s Minister……In 2005 she was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Work and Pensions with responsibility for Work……On 27 June 2007, Hodge was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport
So, what was that about people being in their job too short a time to become knowledgeable or competent m\’dear?