Public Administration Select Committee - Guidance on submitting evidence

Submissions should be original work, not previously published or circulated elsewhere, though previously published work can be referred to in a submission and submitted as supplementary material.

Once submitted, your submission becomes the property of the Committee and no public use should be made of it unless you have first obtained permission from the Clerk of the Committee.

Each submission should:

  • state clearly who the submission is from, i.e. whether from yourself in a personal capacity or sent on behalf of an organisation
  • be about 3,000 words in length / run to no more than eight sides of A4 paper
  • as far as possible comprise a single document attachment to the email
  • begin with a short summary in bullet point form
  • have numbered paragraphs
  • be in Word or Rich Text format (not PDF) with as little use of colour or logos as possible.

If you do not have access to the internet, you may send a paper copy of your response to the Clerks of the Public Administration Select Committee, House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1P 0AA. If you need to discuss any aspect of your submission, please email [email protected].

Please bear in mind that the Committee does not investigate individual cases.

The Committee normally, though not always, chooses to publish written evidence it receives, either by printing the evidence, publishing it on the internet or making it publicly available through the Parliamentary Archives. If there is any information you believe to be sensitive you should highlight it and explain what harm you believe would result from its disclosure; the Committee will take this into account in deciding whether to publish or further disclose the evidence.

The information you supply will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purposes of : a) obtaining written evidence for the inquiry b) to clarify any queries around the information contained in your evidence c) to contact you to provide updates as to the progress of your evidence. The Clerk of the House of Commons is the data controller for the purposes of the Act. We may ask you to give us some feedback on the web portal and the process of submitting evidence so that we can look to make further improvements. If you have any queries or concerns about the collection and use of this information or do not wish for your details to be used for this purpose, please advise the Committee Team on the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) Committee providing your full name, and contact details.