Press Notice 13, Session 2005-06

PASC to question Sir Christopher Meyer, Lance Price, and Lord Turnbull on the Publication of Political Memoirs

This Thursday PASC - the Public Administration Select Committee - will continue its inquiry into the publication of political memoirs by taking evidence from the former UK Ambassador to the United States and author of DC Confidential, Sir Christopher Meyer. The Committee will also be questioning Lance Price, former special adviser to Number 10 and author of The Spin Doctor’s Diary, and Lord Turnbull of Enfield, former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service.

The evidence session will take place on Thursday 15 December in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House, London SW1.

10am:  Lord Turnbull of Enfield, former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service

at approx. 10.45am: Sir Christopher Meyer, Chairman of the Press Complaints Commission and former UK Ambassador to the United States

at approx. 11.30am: Lance Price, former special adviser to Number 10

Further evidence sessions will be announced in the New Year.

Full details of the Committee’s inquiry can be found on the PASC website at http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/public_administration_select_committee/pascmemoirs.cfm

FURTHER INFORMATION:

The Committee was nominated on 13 July 2005.  Its terms of reference are to examine the reports of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsmen, and to consider matters relating to the quality and standards of administration provided by Civil Service departments, and other matters relating to the Civil Service. The Membership of the Committee is as follows:

Tony Wright (Chairman) (Lab) (Cannock Chase), Mr David Burrowes (Con) (Enfield, Southgate), Paul Flynn (Lab) (Newport West), Julia Goldsworthy (Lib Dem) (Falmouth & Camborne), David Heyes (Lab) (Ashton under Lyne), Kelvin Hopkins (Lab) (Luton North), Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Con) (Bridgewater), Julie Morgan (Lab) (Cardiff North), Mr Gordon Prentice (Lab) (Pendle), Grant Shapps (Con) (Welwyn Hatfield), Jenny Willott (Lib Dem) (Cardiff Central)

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