Asked what the consequences of breaking the code would be, the Prime Minister's official spokeswoman said: 'Let's cross that bridge when it happens.' If they want to work full-time on a campaign they will have to resign their positions for the duration of the referendum, and their Government salary will be cut to reflect any part-time work for a campaign.
The instructions came after David Cameron suspended the principle of collective responsibility on Saturday to allow ministers to campaign against the Government position of supporting continued UK membership of the EU.
I am pretty sure this is just the tip of the iceberg as my husband and I work so we only catch people out if we happen to be in or driving past (which is in frequent).
So I know what these people is doing is illegal but I can't actively police it so I need to deter people from parking on my driveway.
Under the Civil Service guidance on the EU referendum sent by the Cabinet Secretary Jeremy Heywood today, they will all be at a disadvantage against their pro-EU colleagues It means Michael Gove, Iain Duncan Smith, Priti Patel, Theresa Villiers, Chris Grayling, John Whittingdale and around 15 junior ministers are barred from accessing official department papers that support their case for Britain to leave the EU.
They will be unable to provide their ministers with briefing notes or speech preparation to make the case for leaving the EU but can use the same kind of resources to help ministers on the opposite side of the argument.
It started out when we noticed the lady who delivers newspapers locally would park up on our drive (in front of our garage blocking our cars in) - she would then potter off and deliver a few papers before moving.
We asked her to stop but had to catch her in the act three times until she did.
These rules will apply also to their special advisers.' Civil servants and ministers who breach the rules are likely to face disciplinary action.
Mr Heywood writes: 'We can expect government publications to be scrutinised even more closely than usual and so it is especially important that the usual propriety principles of good administration are applied to ensure that material for publication is accurate, with facts and evidence clearly sourced wherever possible.' Mr Johnson invoked the glories of the British Empire and the leadership of Winston Churchill to say the country which gave the world parliamentary democracy should not subject itself to 'legal colonisation' from the EU.
The Justice Secretary is one of David Cameron's closest friends - he was part of the 'kitchen cabinet' who encouraged him to run for the Tory leadership - and his decision to join the Out campaign on Saturday was the first major blow for the PM.
She has railed against the 'democratic deficit' of the EU's institutions, adding: 'My experience in business is that organisations are only successful and efficient when they are accountable and flexible – and the EU is neither.'At the weekend he called for Britain to 'recover the powers we have lost' and said Cameron's pledge to reduce net immigration to the tens of thousands would be 'impossible' while remaining a member of the EU.
Mr Gove's predecessor as Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling is a long-term Eurosceptic.