16 July 2008
PASC QUESTIONS SIR JOHN BOURN, SIR RICHARD MOTTRAM AND KATE JENKINS ON HOW TO IMPROVE GOVERNMENT
The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) is holding its first session on its new inquiry into ‘Good Government’. It will hear from three witnesses with extensive experience of the highest levels of government:
Sir John Bourn KCB, former Comptroller and Auditor General,
Sir Richard Mottram GCB, former Permanent Secretary, and
Kate Jenkins, a former senior civil servant.
The session is expected to explore a variety of issues about achieving good government, including:
The effectiveness of the civil service;
Relationships between the centre of government, departments and the ‘front line’;
Bringing about successful policy delivery;
Public sector change and ‘initiativitis’;
Ensuring high ethical standards in government; and
Improving government performance.
The session is on
Thursday 17 July at 10.30am in the
Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.
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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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