1. The Public Administration Select Committee's Report
Goats and Tsars: Ministerial and other appointments from outside
Parliament was its Eighth Report of Session 2009-10, and was
published on 11 March 2010 as HC 330. We published our Ninth Report
Too Many Ministers? on 16 March 2010 as HC 457. The Government
Responses to both these reports were received on 21 September
2010 and are published below as an appendices to this report.
2. We are disappointed with the quality of the Government
Responses, which are inadequate and devoid of merit. The lack
of thought the Government has given to the issues raised underlines
the need for PASC to return to this subject; as we intend to in
our inquiry What do Ministers do? We invite the Government
to enter a constructive debate on these matters.