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Work of the Cabinet Secretary 2012-13

Inquiry status: one-off evidence session concluded

This was the Committee’s first evidence session with Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary, since he took office in January 2012. It gave Members the opportunity to question the Cabinet Secretary on his priorities for the role, and on how the new division of responsibilities between the Cabinet Secretary and the Head of the Civil Service was working.

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    • Reports and associated evidence – Reports of Committee inquires. This category may also include Special Reports where they are used by a Committee to bring matters relating to conduct of its business to the notice of the House.
    • Responses to Reports - Responses may be published as a Special Report, or as a Command Paper. They may also be appended to a Report should the Committee have substantial comments on the Response, in which case they can be found listed under Reports. 
    • Other oral and written evidence - Evidence taken by the Committee that has yet to or did not result in the publication of a Report. This includes transcripts of recent meetings.
    • Estimate Memoranda - An Estimate memorandum is an explanatory note that accompanies a government department’s estimate (a means by which a department seeks authority from Parliament for its spending plans).
    • Correspondence - Correspondence sent from or received by the Committee or its Chair.
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