Public Administration Select Committee

Session 2002-03          

Press Notice no.2


REVISED PROGRAMME AUTUMN/WINTER 2002-03

Sessions involving Clare Short MP, Secretary of State for International Development, and Lord Browne of Madingley, Chairman of BP-both giving evidence on Government targets and league tables-have been added to the programme of PASC, the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee. Other new witnesses on targets include the General Secretary of UNISON, the Director-General of the Prison Service and the Chief Constable of the Thames Valley Constabulary. Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will take place in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House, London SW1. On 9 and 10 December, the Committee will visit Bristol to take evidence in its inquiries on Public Service Targets and Public Appointments. A separate, detailed press release will be issued soon.

The Committee's full revised programme  for the next few months is attached.

28 November

Public Service Targets Inquiry

10.00 a.m.
Doug McAvoy, General Secretary, NUT and Jan Berry, Chairman, Police Federation

11.30 a.m.
Lord Browne of Madingley, Chief Executive, BP Amoco

5 December

Public Service Targets Inquiry

10.00 a.m.
Professor Tim Brighouse, formerly Chief Education Officer, Birmingham, Gill Morgan, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation, Mike Newell, President, Prison Governors' Association and David Butler, Director, National Conference of Parent-Teacher Associations

12 December

Public Appointments & Patronage Inquiry

10.00 a.m.
Martin Wainwright, Northern Editor, The Guardian, Janet Paraskeva, Chief Executive, Law Society and Ms Linda Parkinson, Mr Andy Freeney and Mr Martin Gray, National Lottery Community Fund

11.15 a.m.
Ivy Cameron, Consultant

9 January 2003

Public Service Targets Inquiry

10.00 a.m
John Seddon, Managing Director, Vanguard Education

11.00 a.m.
Peter Wilkinson, Director of Health Strategy, Audit Commission

16 January 2003

Public Service Targets Inquiry

2.30 p.m.
Rt Hon Clare Short MP, Secretary of State for International Development

23 January 2003

Public Service Targets Inquiry

10.00 a.m.
Peter Neyroud, Chief Constable, Thames Valley Police, Martin Narey, Director General, Prison Service and Professor Alison Kitson, Executive Director (Nursing), Royal College of Nursing

11.15 a.m.
Frances Blunden, Principal Policy Adviser and Kay McIntosh, Editor of Health Which, Consumers' Association

30 January 2003

Public Service Targets Inquiry

10.00 a.m.
Dave Prentis, General Secretary, UNISON

11.30 a.m.
Nigel Crisp, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health and Chief Executive, NHS and Hugh Taylor, Director of External and Corporate Affairs, NHS