Report (PDF 2.77 MB) | Oral and Written Evidence (PDF 2.59 MB) | Government Response (PDF 88 KB)
Public Administration Select Committee is inquiring into the role and independence of ethics and standards watchdogs. This inquiry will focus on issues surrounding their accountability, independence, contribution to public administration and whether the time has come for some rationalisation. It will therefore be a stocktake of the ethical regulation of government, and will explore whether there are improvements that can be made to the present arrangements.
Minutes of evidence
- Thursday 15 June 2006, Corrected transcript
Witnesses: Ms Janet Gaymer, CBE, Commissioner for Public Appointments, Ms Janet Paraskeva, First Civil Service Commissioner.
- Thursday 8 June 2006, Corrected transcript
Witnesses: Professor Anthony King, University of Essex, Dr David Hine, University of Oxford, Rt Hon Lord Mayhew of Twysden, QC, DL, a Member of the House of Lords, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, and Mr Tony Nichols, Secretary, Advisory Committee on Business Appointments.
- Thursday 18 May 2006, Corrected Transcript
Witnesses: Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve CBE FBA, a Member of the House of Lords; Mr Peter Kellner, Chairman, YouGov; and Professor John Curtice, Department of Government, University of Strathclyde
- Tuesday 16 May 2006, Corrected Transcript
Witness: Sir Gus O'Donnell.
- Thursday 27 April 2006, Corrected transcript
Witness: Sir Alistair Graham, Chairman, and Richard Jarvis, Assistant Secretary, Committee on Standards in Public Life.
- Thursday 16 March 2006, Corrected transcript
Witnesses: Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury and Rt Hon Lord King of Bridgwater CH, Members of the House of Lords.
- Thursday 9 February 2006, Corrected transcript
Witness: Sir Patrick Brown KCB
- Thursday 2 February 2006, Corrected transcript
Witnesses: Mr Peter Riddell, The Times, Mr John Lloyd, The Financial Times and Sir Simon Jenkins, The Guardian
- 27 April 2007, PASC calls for new independent public standards commission
- 25 April 2007, PASC to publish report on Ethics and Standards
- 5 June 2006, PASC to take further evidence for its Ethics inquiry
- 15 May 2006, PASC to take evidence for its Ethics inquiry from Baroness O'Neill, Peter Kellner and Professor John Curtice
- 24 April 2006, Sir Alistair Graham to give evidence to the Committee
- 22 March 2006, PASC to investigate propriety and honours
- 14 March 2006, PASC to probe scrutiny of political honours
- 13 March 2006, PASC to hear from former Cabinet Ministers
- 14 November 2005, Guarding the guardians: PASC inquires into ethical regulators