Parliament and public appointments

Inquiry concluded

Report | Press Notice | Government Response (PDF 199 KB)

In July 2007, the Government published proposals on “streamlining public appointments” in its green paper ‘The Governance of Britain’. One of these proposals was "that the Government nominee for key positions … should be subject to a pre-appointment hearing with the relevant select committee".

In the light of the Government’s proposal, PASC took evidence in December 2007 from the Commissioner for Pulic Appointments and the Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee. (This followed an earlier hearing with the Commissioner in June 2007.) PASC's report responding to the Government's proposal was published in January 2008. The report welcomes the Government’s proposal and clarifies how it might be put into practice.

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