Press Notice 24, Session 2007-08

17 March 2008


The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) will this week take evidence from representatives of the Better Government Initiative (BGI) on the recommendations in its recent report, Governing Well.

The BGI was set up on the initiative of Sir Christopher Foster, a former government adviser, to look at the way in which Britain is governed and suggest areas of improvement. Its members have held a range of senior positions in and around central and local government, and its recently published recommendations were put together in consultation with a wide range of experts on government from various perspectives. In this session PASC will explore the scale of the challenges facing government today, and the desirability and practicality of the solutions offered by the BGI.

Apart from Sir Christopher, the BGI will also be represented by Sir Nicholas Monck and Peter Owen.

The evidence session will take place on Wednesday 19 March at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 16, on the Committee Corridor in the Palace of Westminster.

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Committee Membership: Tony Wright (Chairman) (Lab) (Cannock Chase), Mr David Burrowes (Con) (Enfield, Southgate), Paul Flynn (Lab) (Newport West), David Heyes (Lab) (Ashton under Lyne), Kelvin Hopkins (Lab) (Luton North), Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Con) (Bridgewater), Julie Morgan (Lab) (Cardiff North), Mr Gordon Prentice (Lab) (Pendle), Paul Rowen (Lib Dem) (Rochdale), Charles Walker (Con) (Broxbourne), Jenny Willott (Lib Dem) (Cardiff Central)

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