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Head of the Civil Service: six months on

Inquiry status: one-off evidence session concluded

The Public Administration Committee held a one-off session to question Sir Bob Kerslake on his first six months as Head of the Civil Service.

Members questioned Sir Bob about his work on the recently published Civil Service Reform Plan, and on how he combines his responsibilities of Head of the Civil Service with those of his role as Permanent Secretary at the Department for Communities and Local Government.

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