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Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
The deadline for written submissions was 4 May 2018. If you would like to send a submission, please contact Committee staff.
Since 2008 the Government's preferred candidate for certain important public appointments have been subject to pre-appointment hearings with the relevant Select Committee prior to Ministers confirming the appointment. Since the current process was agreed the 2016 "Grimstone reforms" increased Ministers's powers in making appointments and reduced the role of the independent Commissioner of Public Appointments. There have also been several contentious hearings when Committees have recommended against Minister's appointments. This inquiry is therefore asking whether the principles and practice underpinning Pre-Appointment hearings need to be updated to reflect developments since 2008.
The Committee welcomes submissions on:
Evidence given by Oliver Dowden MP, Minister for Implementation
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Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee questions Oliver Dowden MP