Press Notice 58, Session 2005-06

30 August 2006

PASC to publish its report on the case for independent investigation into the Ministerial Code

The House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee’s Seventh Report of the 2005-2006 session entitled ‘ The Ministerial Code: the case for independent investigation’ (HC 1457), will be published on 6 September at 00.01 a.m.

Advance electronic copies under embargo will be available at 11 a.m. on 4 September. Media representatives who would like to receive a PDF copy of the report should contact Jessica Bridges-Palmer on 020 7219 0724 / 07917 488 447.

Copies of the Report can be obtained from TSO outlets and from the Parliamentary Bookshop, 12 Bridge Street, Parliament Square, London SW1A 2JX (020 7219 3890) by quoting the appropriate HC number. The text of the Report will also be available via the Committee’s internet website: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200506/cmselect/cmpubadm/1457/1457.pdf at 00.01 a.m. on the day of publication.

The Committee homepage: http://www.parliament.uk/pasc/.

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), 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), Paul Rowen (Lib Dem) (Rochdale), Grant Shapps (Con) (Welwyn Hatfield), Jenny Willott (Lib Dem) (Cardiff Central)

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Chairman: Dr Tony Wright may be contacted for press inquiries on 020 7219 5583

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