Press Notice 12, Session 2007-08

8 January 2008

PASC TO HEAR FROM NEW CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE ON STANDARDS IN PUBLIC LIFE

Sir Christopher Kelly, who took over as the Chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life on 1 January, will make his first public appearance in his new role when he appears before the Public Administration Select Committee on Thursday.

The CSPL was set up by Sir John Major in response to issues around “sleaze”, and has since played a large role in designing the framework for enforcing ethical behaviour in government. The session will give Members an opportunity to ask Sir Christopher about his plans for the CSPL, about his background and experience, and what he sees as the major issues around public standards today.

The evidence session will take place at 10.00 am on Thursday 10 January in Committee Room 8.

For more information about the work of the Committee, visit our website at www.parliament.uk/pasc.  


FURTHER INFORMATION:

Committee Membership: 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), Charles Walker (Con) (Broxbourne), Jenny Willott (Lib Dem) (Cardiff Central)

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