Downing Street has ordered an investigation into how a memo sent to senior civil servants to warn about the consequences of leaking information was passed on to journalists within days.

Theresa May’s official spokeswoman said that action was under way to find out who had sent the letter, written by the cabinet secretary, Sir Jeremy Heywood, warning officials that they faced the sack if they leaked information, to a Sunday newspaper.

Setting out an investigation into a leak about the government’s policy on leaks, she said: “We take this issue extremely seriously and that has been clear with the action that has been set out and will be taken in follow-up.

“The civil service code sets out very clearly the role of civil servants and how they are expected to behave with regard to official information.”

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