31 March 2009
PASC TO QUESTION SIR SUMA CHAKRABARTI ON WHITEHALL LEAKS
The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) is to take evidence from
Sir Suma Chakrabarti, KCB, Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Justice, for the final session in its inquiry into Leaks and Whistleblowing in Whitehall.
This session will also be an opportunity for the Committee to follow up issues that have arisen during the inquiry, including the effectiveness of the existing arrangements for preventing leaks and for investigating those that do take place. The Committee is also likely to explore the particular challenges which Departments may face as a result of off-the-record briefings by politicians and political staff.
The session will be held on
Thursday 2 April, at
10.00am in the
Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.
PASC’s inquiry into Leaks and Whistleblowing in Whitehall is looking at the effects of leaks on the operations of government, the steps taken to investigate and prevent occurrences and how to decide whether the public interest is best served by keeping information confidential or disclosing it.
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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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