Work of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments

Inquiry status: report published

The Public Administration Select Committee holds a session with the outgoing Chair of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments on 25 March 2014.

Report published

Following the session, the Committee published a Report, on 27 March 2014, demanding that the Government apologise for failing to respond to their Report on the Business Appointment Rules that was published 20 months previously, in July 2012.

The written and oral evidence to the Committee’s previous inquiry, and the Report “Business Appointment Rules”, published on 25 July 2012,can be found on the Business Appointment Rules inquiry page.

The Committee also held a previous evidence session with Lord Lang on 8 February 2011 on the work of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments.



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