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Session 2009-10
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Public Administration Committee Publications

Public Administration Committee - First Report
Bad Language: The Use and Abuse of Official Language

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 19 November 2009.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

2 Bad official language

    Administrative language: alienating the public

3 Making official language clearer

    Administrative language: improving clarity
      Bad language as maladministration
    Legislative language: making it plain

4 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


List of written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral Evidence

Thursday 9 July 2009

Written Evidence


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