Select Committee on Public Administration Minutes of Proceedings Report

The 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.

Current Membership

Tony Wright (Labour, Cannock Chase) (Chairman)

Mr Kevin Brennan (Labour, Cardiff West)

Annette Brooke (Liberal Democrat, Mid Dorset and Poole North)

Sir Sydney Chapman (Conservative, Chipping Barnet) (Appointed 4.3.02)

Mr David Heyes (Labour, Ashton under Lyne)

Mr Kelvin Hopkins (Labour, Luton North) (Appointed 16.10.02)

Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Conservative, Bridgewater)

Mr John Lyons (Labour, Strathkelvin and Bearsden)

Mr Gordon Prentice (Labour, Pendle)

Hon Michael Trend, CBE (Conservative, Windsor)

Mr Brian White (Labour, Milton Keynes North East)

The following Members were previously on the Committee:

Mr Anthony Steen (Conservative, Totnes) (Discharged 4.3.02)

Mr Anthony D. Wright (Labour, Great Yarmouth) (Discharged 16.10.02)


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


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 at A list of Reports of the Committee since 1997 is at the back of this volume.


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:

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