Public Accounts Committee - Thirty-Sixth Report
Confidentiality Clauses and Special Severance Payments

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 18 December 2013.


Terms of Reference


Conclusions and recommendations

1 The use of compromise agreements across government

2 Central oversight and clearer accountability for the use of compromise agreements

3 The proposed framework

Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and written evidence

Wednesday 3 July 2013: Una O’Brien, Permanent Secretary, Department of Health, Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive, NHS England and Sharon White, Director General, Public Services, HM Treasury

Thursday 10 October 2013: Sir Bob Kerslake, Head of the Home Civil Service, Sir Jonathan Stephens, former Permanent Secretary, Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Jon Thompson, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Sharon White, Director General, Public Spending, HM Treasury

Written evidence

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