Public Administration Select Committee: Press Notice

2 February 2010


The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) will hold a public hearing this week with Sir Christopher Kelly, the Chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL).

This is a regular annual session looking at the work of the CSPL during the past year.

The past year has not been a regular year, however, and questioning is likely to concentrate on the CPSL's work on MPs' expenses and allowances, as well as the impact of this on the CSPL's wider programme.

The evidence session will be held on Thursday 4 February at 10 am in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.

The Committee on Standards in Public Life was set up by John Major in response to issues around "sleaze", and has since played a large role in designing the framework for enforcing ethical behaviour in government.

For further information about the work of PASC, visit our website at:


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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