Leading academics questioned on the Future of the Civil Service

28 February 2013

This is the seventh session of PASC’s inquiry into the Future of the Civil Service and will focus on the constitutional role of the Civil Service

The Committee will hear from three leading academics: Matthew Flinders, Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield; Anthony King, Professor of British Government at the University of Essex; and Lord Norton of Louth, Professor of Government at the University of Hull.

Particular issues to be explored may include:

  • The core tasks of the Civil Service;
  • the relationship between ministers and civil servants; and
  • whether there should be a reduction in the number of government departments and ministers


At 10am, Tuesday 5 March 2013, Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster

  • Professor Matthew Flinders, University of Sheffield
  • Professor the Lord Norton of Louth, University of Hull
  • Professor Anthony King, University of Essex

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