PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SELECT COMMITTEE
The Public Administration Select Committee is appointed
by the House of Commons to examine the reports of the Parliamentary
Commissioner for Administration, of the Health Service Commissioners
for England, Scotland and Wales and of the Parliamentary Ombudsman
for Northern Ireland, which are laid before this House, and matters
in connection therewith and to consider matters relating to the
quality and standards of administration provided by civil service
departments, and other matters relating to the civil service;
and the committee shall consist of eleven Members.
Tony Wright (Labour, Cannock Chase) (Chairman)
Mr Kevin Brennan (Labour, Cardiff West)
Annette Brooke (Liberal Democrat, Mid Dorset and
Mr David Heyes (Labour, Ashton under Lyne)
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Conservative, Bridgewater)
Mr John Lyons (Labour, Strathkelvin and Bearsden)
Mr Gordon Prentice (Labour, Pendle)
Mr Anthony Steen (Conservative, Totnes)
Hon Michael Trend, CBE (Conservative, Windsor)
Mr Brian White (Labour, Milton Keynes North East)
Mr Anthony D Wright (Labour, Great Yarmouth)
The Committee's powers are set out in House of Commons
Standing Orders, principally in SO No. 146. These are available
on the Internet via www.parliament.uk.
The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published
by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications
of the Committee (including press notices) are on the Internet
A list of Reports of the Committee since 1997 is at the back of
All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk
of the Public Administration Select Committee, Committee Office,
First Floor, Portcullis House, London SW1A 2LW. The telephone
number for general enquiries is: 020 7219 3284; the Committee's
e-mail address is: [email protected].
In the footnotes of this Report, references to oral
evidence are indicated by 'Q' followed by the question number.
References to written evidence are indicated by the page number
as in 'Ev 12'.