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Calls for evidence on Civil Service Reform

17 October 2012

The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) is examining the Government’s plans for Civil Service Reform, and is seeking views on the best way to take forward scrutiny of this important issue.

In particular, it would welcome answers to the following questions:

  1. Is the Civil Service in need of radical reform?
  2. Are the Government’s plans for reform, as outlined in the Civil Service Reform Plan and related documents, likely to lead to beneficial changes?
  3. What is the best approach for achieving consensus on the future size, shape and functions of the Civil Service?

How to respond:

Responses should be submitted by midday on Tuesday 13 November 2012 by email to [email protected]. If you do not have access to email, you may send a paper copy of your response to the Clerk of the Public Administration Select Committee, Committee Office, First Floor, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA.

Each submission should:

  • be no more than 3,000 words in length;
  • begin with a short summary in bullet point form;
  • have numbered paragraphs; and
  • be in Word format or a rich text format with as little use of colour or logos as possible.

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.

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

The Committee normally, though not always, chooses to publish the 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.

For data protection purposes, it would be helpful if individuals wishing to submit written evidence send their contact details in a covering letter or e-mail. You should be aware that there may be circumstances in which the House of Commons will be required to communicate information to third parties on request, in order to comply with its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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