Public Adminstration Select Committee (PASC): Inquiry

Choice, Voice and Public Services

PASC urges Government to choose realism on public service choice

Fourth Report of Session 2004-05, HC 49-I: Choice, Voice and Public Services:

Report  | Written Evidence  | Oral and Written Evidence  | Press Notice  | Gov. Response and Gov. Press Notice |

Minutes of evidence:
As part of its inquiry into Choice and Voice the committee held the following evidence sessions - please use the link above to access the oral evidence.

Thursday 18 November 2004, HC 1263-i    
Witnesses: Lord Blackwell, a Member of the House of Lords, Director, Centre for Policy Studies; Mr Phil Collins, Director, Social Market Foundation; Sir Christopher Gent, Chairman, Advisory Board, Reform, and Mr Nick Herbert, Director, Reform; Rt Hon Lord Hattersley

Thursday 25 November 2004, HC 49-i 
Witnesses: Dr Tim Brown, Centre for Comparative Housing Research, De Montfort University, Mr Alan Walter, Defend Council Housing, Mr Chris Wood, Director, Housing and Customer Services Department, Newham Borough Council and Professor Allyson Pollock, University College, London, Mr James Johnson, Chair, BMA Council, Mr John Appleby and Mr Niall Dickson, King's Fund

Thursday 13 January 2005, HC 49-ii  
Witnesses: Professor Harry Brighouse, University of Wisconsin, Dr Philip Hunter CBE, Chief Schools Adjudicator, and Mr Martin Ward, Deputy General Secretary, Secondary Heads Association

Tuesday 18 January 2005, HC 49-iii 
Witnesses: Mr Vic Smith, Tenant Representative, Ms Helen Marson, Head of Procurement for Housing, Ms Caroline Palmer-Fagan and Ms Ravinder Johal, Housing Officers, Birmingham City Council; Mr Chris Palmer, Senior Policy Officer, Mr Tony Howell, Strategic Director of Learning and Culture, Birmingham City, and Mr Tim Boyes, Head Teacher, Queensbridge School; Mr Peter Hay, Strategic Director, Social Care and Health Directorate, Birmingham City Council, Mr Graham Urwin, Chief Executive, Ms Chris Fearns, Director of Modernisation & Primary Care, and Ms Doreen Harrison, Director, Nursing Therapies & Elderly Service, South Birmingham Primary Care Trust

Thursday 20 January 2005, HC 49-iv   
Witnesses: Rt Hon John Hutton MP, Minister of State, and Mr John Bacon, Group Director of Health and Social Care Services Delivery, Department of Health

Thursday 27 January 2005, HC 49-v   
Witnesses: Mr Stephen Twigg MP, Minister of State, Department for Education and Skills and the Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP, Minister of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Press Notices:

An Issues and Questions Paper

Choice, Voice and Public Services - PASC starts major inquiry

PASC takes first evidence in inquiry

PN 10 - PASC urges Government to choose realism on public service choice