Committee take evidence in Sheffield on public service reform

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25 February 2014

The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) will hold an evidence session at the University of Sheffield on Monday 3 March between 2-3.30pm.


  • Joe Irvin, Chief Executive, National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA)
  • Joe Fowler, Director of Commissioning, Sheffield City Council
  • Sharon Squires, Director, Sheffield First
  • Sue White, Chief Executive, Sheffield Voluntary Action

The session will be held in the Select Committee Suite at the Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences and will give the Committee the chance to hear first-hand about experiences of the commissioning and delivery of public service in Sheffield.

In July 2013 the city was chosen as part of the Government’s Public Services Transformation Network with the aim of developing public services designed to “focus on people’s issues rather than public structures”.

The evidence session will be the third session of the Committee’s Citizens and Public Services Inquiry which aims to scrutinize the Government’s plans for public service reform and consider the wider public service reform agenda.

Issues to be explored

  • The opportunities for local communities to get involved in public service design and delivery;
  • the extent to which the Government has successfully devolved power away from Whitehall and into local communities; and
  • what the Public Service Transformation Network has meant for public services in Sheffield.

The session will be the first time this Parliament that PASC has taken evidence outside of Westminster. You can book a place in the public gallery by emailing or by calling 0207 219 1650.

The @CommonsPASC Twitter account will be live tweeting the session, using the #PublicServices hashtag.

Further information

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