The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011: Government’s response to the Committee’s Sixth report of Session 2019–21

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 William Wragg MP (Conservative MP, Hazel Grove) (Chair)

Ronnie Cowan MP (Scottish National Party, Inverclyde)

Jackie Doyle-Price MP (Conservative, Thurrock)

Rachel Hopkins MP (Labour, Luton South)

Rt Hon David Jones MP (Conservative, Clwyd West)

Navendu Mishra MP (Labour, Stockport)

Rt Hon David Mundell MP (Conservative, Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale)

Tom Randall MP (Conservative, Gedling)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP (Labour (Co-op) Brighton, Kemptown)

Karin Smyth MP (Labour, Bristol South)

John Stevenson MP (Conservative, Carlisle)


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


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Committee reports are published on the Committee’s website and in print by Order of the House.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Iwona Hankin (Committee Operations Officer), Claire Hardy (Committee Specialist), Gabrielle Hill (Committee Operations Manager), Dr Philip Larkin (Committee Specialist), George Perry (Media Officer), Sarah Rees (Clerk), Dr Patrick Thomas (Committee Specialist), and Rebecca Usden (Senior Committee Specialist).


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

You can follow the Committee on Twitter using @CommonsPACAC.

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