13 October 2008
PASC QUESTIONS CURRENT AND FORMER GOVERNMENT ADVISERS, INCLUDING MATTHEW TAYLOR AND GEOFF MULGAN, ON GOOD GOVERNMENT
The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) is holding a session on its Good Government inquiry with four witnesses with extensive experience of working at the heart of government.
The Committee will hear from:
Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA, former Head of the Number 10 Policy Unit and former Chief Adviser on Political Strategy to the Prime Minister;
Geoff Mulgan, Director of the Young Foundation, former Head of Policy at Number 10 and former Director of the Strategy Unit;
Zenna Atkins, Chair of Ofsted; and
Sir Steve Robson, former Second Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury.
The session is expected to explore a variety of issues about achieving good government, including the roles of ministers and civil servants, and relationships between the centre of government, departments and the 'front line'. The Committee is also likely to question the witnesses about ensuring successful policy delivery, high ethical standards in government, and improving government performance. The session is on
Thursday 16 October at 10.00am 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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