Oral evidence

10 September 2012

Witneses: Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet and Rt Hon Don Foster MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government

18 June 2012

Witnesses: Paul Nowak, Head of Organisation and Services, TUC, Simon Randall CBE, Consultant, Winckworth Sherwood LLP and Ed Mayo, Secretary General, Co-operatives UK, and Donna Fallows, Practice Lead and Senior Practitioner, Evolve YP, Councillor Gwilym Butler, Shropshire Council, Councillor Peter Kotz, Greenwich Council and Peter Bundey, Deputy Managing Director, Greenwich Leisure Ltd

11 June 2012

Witnesses: Phillip Blond, Director, ResPublica, and Lord Glasman, Academic

21 May 2012

Witnesses: Professor Tony Bovaird, Professor of Public Management and Policy, Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham, Catherine Staite, Director, Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham, and Mark Bramah, Assistant Chief Executive, Association for Public Service Excellence, and Professor Julian Le Grand, Chair, Mutuals Taskforce

16 May 2012

Winesses: Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Portfolio Holder, Co-operatives and Community Development, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, Councillor Ian Parry, Deputy Leader, Staffordshire County Council, and Councillor Steve Reed, Leader, London Borough of Lambeth