Public Administration Select Committee
The Public Administration Select Committee is a select committee appointed by the British House of Commons to examine the reports of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman 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, mostly for England and Wales. It is the principal select committee to which Cabinet Office ministers are accountable and thus handles pre-appointment and accountability hearings for independent officers with an independent civil society or cross-departmental role, such as the First Civil Service Commissioner, the chair of the UK Statistics Authority and the chair of the Charity Commission. The Committee chooses its own subjects of inquiry, within its overall terms of reference; however, it seeks evidence from a wide variety of individuals and groups with relevant interests and experience. The members of the committee are drawn from the three largest political parties, and the committee itself mainly publishes its results through reports and making its recommendations known to the government.
As of 23 June 2014, the members of the committee are as follows:
Source: Public Administration Committee
Occasionally, the House of Commons orders changes to be made in terms of membership of select committees, as proposed by the Committee of Selection. Such changes are shown below.
- Public Administration Select Committee page on UK Parliament website
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