Select Committee on Public Administration Fifth Report

Task Forces by Department and Devolved Administration (at April 2000)


NameEstablished TerminatedTerms of reference Date and subjects of any reports Membership
Interchange Steering Council Oct 1997On-going To provide direction for promoting the exchange of people and good practice between the Civil Service and other organisations, as part of the interchange initiative. NoneSir Richard Wilson (Joint Chair; Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service)

Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge (Joint Chair; Deputy President of the CBI)




  Business Links Network Company

  Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals

  Local Government Association

  Employment Service

  Northern Foods plc

  Trustees WIG and IPT Trust

Modernising Government Project Board Apr 1999Short term, but date of termination not yet known To oversee the Modernising Government Programme and monitor/drive through progress. NoneMavis McDonald (Chair)

  Cabinet Office

  Cabinet Office Secretaries x2

  Centre for Management and Policy Studies





  HM Customs and Excise

  HM Treasury

  Department of Health

  Home Office

  Inland Revenue

  No. 10 Policy Unit

  Audit Commission

  Birmingham University


  Local Government Association

  National Consumer Council


Public Sector Employment Forum Jul 1999On-going To bring together individuals from across the Civil Service and wider public service to consider concerns on a range of employment related issues. NoneJohn Barker (Chair; Cabinet Office)

  Department of Health


  NHS Executive x2



  Cabinet Office x2

  Employers Organisation for Local Government

  Local Government Association

  Improvement and Development Agency

  Society of Chief Personnel Officers, Hampshire County Council

  Sussex Police

Service Action Steering Group May 1999Met for the last time in Mar 2000, but has not yet been formally disbanded To devise and implement measures to deliver the government's commitments on the modernisation of public services. Action Plan launched on Service First website - Oct 1999. This is updated every three months. Jonathan Rees (Chair; then MPS, Cabinet Office)

  Cabinet Office x11

  Benefits Agency x2




  Employment Service

  Inland Revenue

  NHS Executive


  HM Treasury

  Consumer's Association

  Isoft plc.

  Local Government Association

  National Consumer Council


User Group on the Management of Crown Copyright 28 Sep 1999Likely to be disbanded in Mar 2001, when new advisory group is established To advise on the practical implementation and effects of the undertaking made in the Government White Paper 'The Future of Crown Copyright' to improve access to Government information. NoneCarol Tullo (Chair; Controller, HMSO and Queen's Printer)

  HMSO x5


  Barbour Index plc

  Lawyer, Rouse and Co. International Ltd

  Committee of Departmental Libraries

  The Stationery Office

  Thomson Professional Information UK



  Ordnance Survey

  Library and Information Commission

  Technical Index

  Electronic Publishing Services Ltd

  Loughborough University

Total number 5

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