Select Committee on Public Administration Minutes of Proceedings Report


Members present:

Tony Wright, in the Chair

Mr Kevin BrennanMr Gordon Prentice
Annette BrookeMr Brian White
Mr Ian Liddell-GraingerMr Anthony D. Wright
Mr John Lyons

The Committee deliberated.

Resolved, That the Committee do hold a joint inquiry with the Home Affairs Committee into House of Lords Reform.-(The Chairman.)

Draft Report (The Ministerial Code: Improving the Rule Book: The Government Response to the Committee's Third Report of Session 2000-01), proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

(The Minutes of Proceedings relating to consideration of the Report are published in the Second Report from the Committee, HC 439, (2001-2002) p.x)

Public Service Reform: Sir David Ramsbotham, GCB, former HM Chief Inspector of Prisons and Mr Will Hutton, Chief Executive, Industrial Society, were examined;

Lord Lipsey, Chairman, Social Market Foundation, Mr Madsen Pirie, President, Adam Smith Institute and Mr Michael Jacobs, General Secretary, Fabian Society, were examined.

  [Adjourned till Thursday 13 December at Ten o'clock.

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