Better Public Appointments?: The Grimstone Review on Public Appointments Contents


Terms of Reference


1 From Nolan to Grimstone: the public appointments process since

The Nolan report

The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Sir David Normington’s tenure as Commissioner for Public Appointments

The Code of Practice

The role of Ministers in the Public Appointments Process

2 The Grimstone Review of the Public Appointments Process

The Grimstone review: diagnosis and remedies

Diagnosis: problems with the current public appointments system

Conflicts of Interest

Proposed remedies: proposals for reform of the Public Appointments Process

3 Responses to the Grimstone Review

The Government’s response to the Grimstone Review

The wider response to the Grimstone review

Sir David Normington’s criticisms of the Grimstone proposals

The Committee for Standards in Public Life’s response to the Grimstone review

Other responses to the Grimstone review

Response from the Cabinet Office and Sir Gerry Grimstone

4 The implementation of the Grimstone review

Suggested changes to Grimstone’s proposals and an enhanced role for Parliament

5 Parliamentary Scrutiny of Appointments

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex: Posts currently subject to pre appointment hearings by select committees

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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