Civil Service Skills inquiry

Inquiry status: concluded

The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) carried out an inquiry into the skills and capabilities the Civil Service needs to ensure good governance for both current, and future governments.



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    • Reports and associated evidence – Reports of Committee inquires. This category may also include Special Reports where they are used by a Committee to bring matters relating to conduct of its business to the notice of the House.
    • Responses to Reports - Responses may be published as a Special Report, or as a Command Paper. They may also be appended to a Report should the Committee have substantial comments on the Response, in which case they can be found listed under Reports. 
    • Other oral and written evidence - Evidence taken by the Committee that has yet to or did not result in the publication of a Report. This includes transcripts of recent meetings.
    • Estimate Memoranda - An Estimate memorandum is an explanatory note that accompanies a government department’s estimate (a means by which a department seeks authority from Parliament for its spending plans).
    • Correspondence - Correspondence sent from or received by the Committee or its Chair.
  • 15 Dec 2014 - Civil Service Skills - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF304 KB) HC 112 | Published 18 Dec 2014

    Evidence given by Chris Last, Head of Civil Service Human Resources, Cabinet Office, Oliver Robbins, Director General for the Civil Service, Cabinet Office, Hilary Spencer, Director, Civil Service Learning, and Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General

  • 25 Nov 2014 - Civil Service Skills - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF436 KB) HC 112 | Published 08 Dec 2014

    Evidence given by Rob O'Neill, Assistant General Secretary, First Division Association (FDA), Leslie Manasseh, Deputy General Secretary, Prospect, Karen Foster, Learning and Education Officer, Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), Clare Moriarty, Director General, Rail, Department for Transport, Bill Crothers, Chief Commercial Officer, Cabinet Office, Paul Grant, former Senior Lecturer, National School of Government, Dr Adam Steinhouse, former Head of the School for European Studies, National School of Government, and Dominic Cummings

  • 28 Oct 2014 - Civil Service Skills - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF351 KB) HC 112 | Published 06 Nov 2014

    Evidence given by Professor Simon Szreter, Director, History and Public Policy, University of Cambridge and Kings College London, Professor Colin Talbot, Professor of Government, University of Manchester, Stella Manzie CBE, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, The Open University, Peter Thomas, Senior Fellow, The Institute for Government, Mike Emmott, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Richard Anderson, Chairman, The Institute of Risk Management

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