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Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) is appointed by the House of Commons to examine: constitutional issues; the quality and standards of administration provided by Civil Service departments; and the reports of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO). It is chaired by William Wragg MP. You can follow the Committee on Twitter @CommonsPACAC

Committee news

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Inquiry into post-Brexit scrutiny of international treaties
Committee issues a call for evidence for a new inquiry into the scrutiny of international treaties
26 March 2021
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Call for evidence in covid-19 certification inquiry
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee issues a call for evidence for a new inquiry into covid-19 certification.
23 March 2021
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Ethical and legal questions of Covid-19 vaccine certificates examined
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee investigates the ethical and legal questions regarding the introduction of some form of vaccine certificate
22 March 2021
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Evidence session on work of Civil Service Commission
Ian Watmore, First Civil Service Commissioner, to be questioned by the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
15 March 2021
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PACAC: Improving data transparency critical in long-term Covid-19 fight
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee publishes report on Data Transparency and Accountability and Covid 19
15 March 2021
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Committee publishes letter from Michael Gove on Covid-19 vaccine certificates
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee announces evidence session on vaccine certificates
12 March 2021
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How to oversee fair elections in a digital age to be probed by Committee
Committee is to take take testimony from academic experts in the fields of electoral administration, election finance and the impact of digital technology on campaigning
9 March 2021
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Julia Lopez questioned on Common Frameworks
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee examines progress in developing and implementing Common Frameworks
1 March 2021
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Chair urges Cabinet not to shy away from scrutiny
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee has criticised the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Michael Gove, for not doing more to ensure that policy decisions on covid-19 were open to scrutiny.
23 February 2021
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Preparations and contingency planning for May 2021 local elections examined
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee hears from representatives of the Electoral Commission, Local Government Association and the Association of Electoral Administrators
8 February 2021
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Ministers questioned on Covid-19 and data
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee examines how the Government has used data during the Covid-19 pandemic
2 February 2021
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Committee questions Lord Heseltine and local government leaders on next steps
Committee to take evidence from Rt Hon Lord Heseltine and Rt Hon Professor John Denham, in its inquiry The Evolution of Devolution: English Devolution
1 February 2021
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Call for more transparency at Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
Committee calls for a new legal framework for Ombudsman services in England
25 January 2021
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Facebook, Sky News and Reuters questioned on data transparency and accountability
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee examines how traditional and new media outlets use data to report on Covid-19
18 January 2021
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Committee Chairs call for Dunlop review publication
Four Select Committee Chairs have written a joint letter Michael Gove, calling for the publication of the Dunlop Review ahead of a planned joint-evidence session.
12 January 2021
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Evidence session with Francis Maude on work of the Cabinet Office
Former Minister for the Cabinet Office questioned on the Work of the Cabinet Office
11 January 2021
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Committee to take evidence on Covid-19 data and the leisure and retail sectors
RFU, British Beer & Pub Association and British Independent Retailers Association to give evidence
14 December 2020
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Michael Gove questioned on the work of Cabinet Office
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee hears from Michael Gove MP on the work of Cabinet Office
9 December 2020
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Robert Buckland questioned on Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee hears from the Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP on Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission
7 December 2020
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Committee to question Lord Evans, Chair of Committee on Standard in Public Life, and Dr Jane Martin CBE
Questions will be put to Lord Evans of Weardale and Dr Jane Martin CBE
30 November 2020
Total results 308 (page 1 of 16)