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House of Commons
Public Administration
Select Committee
Minutes of Proceedings
Session 2002–03
Ordered by The House of Commons
to be printed 20 November 2003

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 MP (Labour, Cannock Chase) (Chairman)
Mr Kevin Brennan MP (Labour, Cardiff West)
Annette Brooke MP (Liberal Democrat, Mid Dorset and Poole North)
Sir Sydney Chapman MP (Conservative, Chipping Barnet)
Mr David Heyes MP (Labour, Ashton under Lyne)
Mr Kelvin Hopkins MP (Labour, Luton North)
Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger MP (Conservative, Bridgewater)
Mr John Lyons MP (Labour, Strathkelvin and Bearsden)
Mr Gordon Prentice MP (Labour, Pendle)
Hon Michael Trend, CBE MP (Conservative, Windsor)
Mr Brian White MP (Labour, Milton Keynes North East)

The following members were also members of the committee during the parliament.

Mr Anthony Steen MP (Conservative, Totnes)
Mr Anthony D Wright MP (Labour, Great Yarmouth)
The committee is one of the select committees, the powers of which 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 in the present Parliament is at the back of this volume.
Committee staff
The current staff of the Committee are Philip Aylett (Clerk), Clive Porro (Second Clerk), Chris Carrington (Committee Specialist), Jackie Recardo (Committee Assistant) and Jenny Pickard (Committee Secretary).
All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Public Administration Select Committee, Committee Office, First Floor, 7 Millbank, House of Commons, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 3284; the Committee's email address is
Proceedings of the Committee
Thursday 14 November 2002

Members present:

Tony Wright, in the Chair

Mr Kevin Brennan
Sir Sydney Chapman
Mr Kelvin
Mr Ian
Mr Brian White


The Committee deliberated.

Draft Special Report (Government Response to the Seventh Report of the Committee, Session 2001-02, on (The Public Service Ethos)) proposed by the Chairman, brought up, read the first time and second time and agreed to.
Resolved, That the Report be the First Special Report of the Committee to the House.
Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.
Ordered, That the Government's response to the Seventh Report from the Committee, in Session 2001-02, [The Public Service Ethos] be appended to the Report.—(The Chairman).
Public Service Targets: Sir Michael Bichard KCB, Rector, The London Institute, was examined.

[Adjourned till Thursday 21 November at a quarter to Ten o'clock.

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