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Ministers and Unions questioned about caps on civil servant payouts

22 July 2010

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In its first public evidence session of the new Parliament, the Public Administration Select Committee will hear from civil service unions and Cabinet Office ministers about legislation introduced last week to cap redundancy payments for civil servants. At a time of expected large job losses, the session is likely to explore the effect of the proposed legislation and the scope for a negotiated agreement. The Committee will also be hearing from Francis Maude and Oliver Letwin about the Government’s plans for reform of the public sector.

Tuesday 27 July 2010

Grimond Room, Portcullis House


At 10.15 am 

  • Civil Service Unions: Jonathan Baume, FDA; Hugh Lanning, PCS; Paul Noon, Prospect

At 10.45 am

  • Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office • Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, Minister for Government Policy  

Particular issues that may arise include:

  • civil service reform;
  • the Big Society; and
  • the abolition of quangos