Constitution Committee - Sixth Report
The accountability of civil servants

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 7 November 2012.


Terms of Reference


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Ministerial responsibility for the civil service

Chapter 3: Accountability of civil servants to ministers

Chapter 4: Accountability of civil servants to Parliament

Chapter 5: Arm's-length bodies

Chapter 6: Summary of recommendations

Appendix 1: Select Committee on the Constitution

Appendix 2: List of witnesses

Appendix 3: Call for evidence

Evidence is published online at and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (0207 219 5314)

References in the footnotes to the report are as follows:

Q refers to a question in oral evidence;

witness names without a question reference refer to written evidence.

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