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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

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

Ronnie Cowan MP (Scottish National Party, Inverclyde)

Paul Flynn MP (Labour, Newport West)

Mr Marcus Fysh MP (Conservative, Yeovil)

Dame Cheryl Gillan MP (Conservative, Chesham and Amersham)

Kelvin Hopkins MP (Independent, Luton North)

Dr Rupa Huq MP (Labour, Ealing Central and Acton)

Mr David Jones MP (Conservative, Clwyd West)

Sandy Martin MP (Labour, Ipswich)

David Morris MP (Conservative, Morecambe and Lunesdale)

Tulip Siddiq MP (Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn)


The committee is a select committee, 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 www.parliament.uk.


Committee reports are published on the Committee’s website at www.parliament.uk/pacac and in print by Order of the House.

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

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Libby Kurien (Clerk), Dr Sarah Thatcher (Clerk), Ian Bradshaw (Second Clerk), Dr Patrick Thomas (Committee Specialist), Dr Philip Larkin (Committee Specialist), Makka Habre (Committee Specialist), James Comer (Committee Specialist), Gabrielle Hill (Senior Committee Assistant), Iwona Hankin (Committee Assistant), Ben Shave (Media Officier) and Nina Foster (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 3268; the Committee’s email address is pacac@parliament.uk.

Published: 19 November 2018