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The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the reports of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and the Health Service Commissioner for England, which are laid before this House, and matters in connection therewith; 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 to consider constitutional affairs.

Current membership

Mr Bernard Jenkin MP (Conservative, Harwich and North Essex) (Chair)

Ronnie Cowan MP (Scottish National Party, Inverclyde)

Oliver Dowden MP (Conservative, Hertsmere)

Paul Flynn MP (Labour, Newport West)

Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP (Conservative, Chesham and Amersham)

Kate Hoey MP (Labour, Vauxhall)

Kelvin Hopkins MP (Labour, Luton North)

Rt Hon David Jones MP (Conservative, Clwyd West)

Gerald Jones MP (Labour, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney)

Tom Tugendhat MP (Conservative, Tonbridge and Malling)

Mr Andrew Turner MP (Conservative, Isle of Wight)


The committee is one of the departmental 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


Committee reports are published on the Committee’s website and by The Stationery Office by Order of the House.

Evidence relating to this report is published on the relevant inquiry page of the Committee’s website.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are: Dr Rebecca Davies (Clerk); Ms Rhiannon Hollis (Clerk); Ms Laura Criddle (Second Clerk); Dr Adam Evans (Committee Specialist); Ms Luanne Middleton (Committee Specialist); Dr Henry Midgley; (Committee Specialist); Ms Penny McLean (Committee Specialist); Ms Jane Kirkpatrick (PSA Intern), Ana Ferreira (Senior Committee Assistant); James Camp (Committee Assistant); and Mr Alex Paterson (Media Officer).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 2107/2995, the Committee’s email address is

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9 February 2016