Letter to the Chair from the Minister for the
Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, Rt Hon Francis Maude MP
I attach the Government's response to the recommendations
on pre-appointment hearings set out in the Liaison Committee's
Second Report of Session 2009-10 (HC 426). As you know, the Government
is committed to strengthening the role of select committees in
scrutinising major public appointments. I hope this response
will be seen as a significant step towards delivering that commitment.
I would welcome the opportunity to discuss the response
and to hear first hand your views and those of Committee members.
I understand that such meetings have previously been held in
private to allow a full and frank exchange of views.
I look forward to hearing from you.
22 October 2010