Public Administration Select Committee: Press Notices

24 November 2008


As part of its inquiry into Good Government, the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) this week takes evidence from three key watchdogs responsible for monitoring the quality and effectiveness of government administration:

€ Ann Abraham, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

€ Steve Bundred, Chief Executive of the Audit Commission

€ Tim Burr, Comptroller and Auditor General (Head of the National Audit Office)

The evidence session is a rare opportunity to bring together the three watchdogs that oversee public spending and complaints against government, so that they can discuss the wider lessons for government arising out of their work.

The session will be held on Wednesday 26 November at 10.00am in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House.

PASC's Good Government inquiry is looking at how effective government is at making and implementing policies, and seeing them delivered successfully. It also considers how well government departments are able to oversee the continuing operations of government. PASC has looked at many related issues over the past decade. This inquiry is an opportunity to take stock of what the Committee has learned from its various investigations, and to hear from others with experience of trying to improve how government works.

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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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