Public Administration Select Committee: Press Notice

12 January 2010


The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) will hear this week from the Permanent Secretary for Government Communications, Matt Tee. Mr Tee is responsible for the strategy, co-ordination and effectiveness of government communications across Whitehall.

Issues that may arise include:

  • The size and cost of the Government's communications operations and possible future cuts;
  • Propriety issues around government communications in the lead up to the General Election;
  • The implementation of the Phillis Review on government communications; and
  • The Government's use of new media.

PASC periodically takes evidence from the Permanent Secretary for Government Communications as part of its overall scrutiny of civil service issues and the work of the Cabinet Office. This will be the first time Mr Tee has appeared at such a session.

The session will take place on Thursday, 14 January at 10:00 am 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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