Tag Archives: Public Administration Committee

I know how to celebrate…

I celebrated my birthday on Tuesday and did so in style.  Well, in my style.  I spent the morning giving evidence to the Public Administration Select Committee as part of their inquiry into the future of the civil service.  You … Continue reading

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Not the answer

During debate on the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill earlier this year, there were attempts to amend the Bill to reduce the number of ministers.  Some parliamentarians argued that if the number of MPs was reduced, then there needed … Continue reading

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A new appointment

Not only do I serve on two committees in the Lords, I now have an appointment in the Commons!  I gave evidence to the Public Administration Committee in the House of Commons at the end of last year as part … Continue reading

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Quentin Letts and the parallel universe

I must confess that I am not a reader of The Daily Mail.  I was talking earlier to Charles Walker, the MP for Broxbourne, who mentioned in passing ‘I see Quentin Letts had a go at you this time; he’s … Continue reading

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Reading the evidence…

The uncorrected transcript of the evidence I gave to the Public Administration Committee (along with Peter Riddell and Robert Hazell) is now available on the Committee website and can be read here.  Although uncorrected, it is a very accurate transcript.   … Continue reading

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Too many ministers

This morning I gave evidence to the Public Administration Committee in the Commons as part of their inquiry into Smaller Government: What Do Ministers Do?  I appeared with Peter Riddell, now of the Institute for Government, and Robert Hazell, who … Continue reading

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