Evidence of poor morale among staff at the Ministry of Justice has emerged from the civil service’s annual ‘people ­survey’. Among its findings is that staff at the ministry and its agencies have no confidence in decisions made by senior managers.

Only 32% of respondents would recommend the MoJ as ‘a great place to work’, only half are proud of the organisation and just 35% felt it inspired them to ‘do the best in my job’.

In the courts service, only 26% recommended HMCTS as a great place to work.

The MoJ received below-average scores for the civil service - lagging behind the cross-departmental average for all but five of the 64 ­questions.