Public Administration Select Committee: Press Notices

27 October 2009


The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) will this week take evidence from Sir Gus O’Donnell, the Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service. The session is the Committee’s regular annual survey of the work of the Cabinet Office and will also consider civil service issues more widely.

Topics that the hearing may cover include:

• The Cabinet Office’s performance

• The role and structure of the Cabinet Office

• Issues affecting the civil service, such as proposals for future reform and reductions in public spending

The Committee may also question the Cabinet Secretary about issues relating to its current inquiry on ministerial and other appointments from outside Parliament.

The evidence session will be held on Thursday 29 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) (Bridgwater), 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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