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Role of the Head of the Civil Service

Government response to Committee's Further Report published on 20 June 2012.

The Public Administration Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the role of the Head of the Civil Service. The inquiry covers the implications for the Civil Service of the recent announcement on the reorganisation of the highest level of Civil Service management following the retirement of Sir Gus O’Donnell on 31 December 2011.

Issues and Questions paper for inquiry (PDF PDF 155 KB)

Written evidence (PDF) (PDF PDF 159 KB)

Government response to Committee's Further Report (PDF)

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Select Committees carry out inquiries on areas ranging from the work of government departments to economic affairs. The results of these inquiries are public and many require a response from the government.

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