Public Administration Select Committee (PASC)

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Welcome to the Public Administration Committee's website.

We are a committee of eleven Members of Parliament, appointed by the House of Commons and drawn from the three largest political parties. The Committee examines the quality and standards of administration within the Civil Service and scrutinizes the reports of the Parliamentary and Health Ombudsman.

We work principally by undertaking inquiries. We choose our own subjects of inquiry and seek evidence from a wide range of groups and individuals with relevant interests and experience. We produce reports setting out our findings and making recommendations to the Government. This site contains material relating to the inquiries we have conducted since 1997.

More about the Committee | Giving/submitting evidence |
Minutes of meetings

Members of the public are welcome to observe meetings of the committee

Leaks and Whistleblowing in Whitehall | Outsiders and Insiders: External Appointments to the Senior Civil Service | Top pay in the Public Sector  | Official Statistics | Bad Language: The Use and Abuse of Official LanguageMinisterial and other appointments from outside Parliament  | Public Administration the and Fiscal Squeeze 

Earlier inquiries and one-off evidence sessions

Estimates Memoranda