Public Administration Select Committee - role

The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) examines the quality and standards of administration within the Civil Service and scrutinises the reports of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

We are a committee of Members of Parliament appointed by the House of Commons and drawn from the three largest political parties. We work principally by undertaking inquiries. We choose our own subjects of inquiry and seek evidence from a wide range of groups and individuals with relevant interests and experience. We produce reports setting out our findings and making recommendations to the Government. We monitor complaints about the Ombudsman as a way of scrutinising the work of her office and identifying systemic problems, but we will not consider individual cases.