Committee scrutinise Government plans for public body and quango reforms

12 June 2014

The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) will hold the second evidence session of its inquiry into the accountability of quangos and public bodies on Tuesday 17 June at 9.30am.

The inquiry aims to scrutinise the Government’s plans for public bodies reform and examine how public bodies are held to account by ministers and Parliament.


Tuesday 17 June, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster


  • Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive, TaxPayers' Alliance
  • Dr Michael Pinto-Duschinsky, Research Fellow, Policy Exchange


  • Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and former Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Border Agency


  • Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP
  • Rt Hon John Redwood MP

Issues to be explored:

  • how well the public bodies model of non-ministerial control works in a crisis, such as the winter floods of 2013-4;
  • the extent to which public bodies deliver functions more effectively and efficiently than central government departments; and
  • the appointment of chairs of public bodies, following the resignation of Tony Caplin as Chair of the Public Works Loan Board, and the decision not to re-appoint Baroness Sally Morgan as Chair of Ofsted.

The @CommonsPASC Twitter account will live tweet the session, using the #quangos hashtag.

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