Public Administration Select Committee: Press Notices

13 October 2008

PASC QUESTIONS CURRENT AND FORMER GOVERNMENT ADVISERS, INCLUDING MATTHEW TAYLOR AND GEOFF MULGAN, ON GOOD GOVERNMENT

The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) is holding a session on its Good Government inquiry with four witnesses with extensive experience of working at the heart of government. The Committee will hear from:

€ Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA, former Head of the Number 10 Policy Unit and former Chief Adviser on Political Strategy to the Prime Minister;

€ Geoff Mulgan, Director of the Young Foundation, former Head of Policy at Number 10 and former Director of the Strategy Unit;

€ Zenna Atkins, Chair of Ofsted; and

€ Sir Steve Robson, former Second Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury.

The session is expected to explore a variety of issues about achieving good government, including the roles of ministers and civil servants, and relationships between the centre of government, departments and the 'front line'. The Committee is also likely to question the witnesses about ensuring successful policy delivery, high ethical standards in government, and improving government performance. The session is on Thursday 16 October at 10.00am in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.

For further information on the Committee's Good Government inquiry, or about the work of the Committee in general, 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)

Media Enquiries: Jessica Bridges-Palmer, 020 7219 0724, [email protected]

Specific Committee Information: Email: [email protected] Tel: 020 7219 3284

Committee Website: www.parliament.uk/pasc

Watch committees and parliamentary debates online: www.parliamentlive.tv

Publications / Reports / Reference Material: Copies of all select committee reports are available from the Parliamentary Bookshop (12 Bridge St, Westminster, 020 7219 3890) or the Stationery Office (0845 7023474). Committee reports, press releases, evidence transcripts, Bills; research papers, a directory of MPs, plus Hansard (from 8am daily) and much more, can be found on www.parliament.uk