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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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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
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A Public Inquiry into the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic published
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee publishes the Government’s response to its report A Public Inquiry into the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
26 November 2020
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Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman questioned
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee investigates the work of the PHSO
20 November 2020
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Former Cabinet Secretary questioned on work of the Cabinet Office
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee examines the challenges faced in the role including managing relations between the Civil Service and Ministers
16 November 2020
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Chair comment: Response to Government announcement on intergovernmental relations
Chair comments on Response to Government announcement on intergovernmental relations
10 November 2020
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Evidence session on Prime Minister’s Office with former senior No.10 advisors
Committee to hold an evidence session into the inquiry on the role and status of the Prime Minister's office
9 November 2020
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Committee to question local authority leaders on Covid-19 data transparency and accountability
Local authority officials questioned on the local implementation of the Government's three-tier strategy for tackling the spread of Covid-19
5 November 2020
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PACAC launches survey to invite public views on constitutional reform
Fill out our survey to have your views heard on a proposed Commission on the Constitution, Democracy and Rights
21 October 2020
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Committee question Cabinet Secretary Simon Case
Newly-appointed Cabinet Secretary, Simon Case, will be questioned by the Committee
21 October 2020
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The evolution of devolution – Committee take evidence on English devolution
Academics questioned on challenges Government white paper needs to focus on over the question of English devolution
19 October 2020
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Committee urges Government to provide more detail on ‘levelling up’ plans
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee publishes Government response to major projects report
14 October 2020
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The Role and Status of the Prime Minister’s Office inquiry launched
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee investigate the role and status of the Prime Minister’s Office
9 October 2020
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The ‘evolution of devolution’ – Committee launches inquiry into English devolution
Committee launches an inquiry into English devolution.
24 September 2020
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 New inquiry: work of Electoral Commission
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) has launched an inquiry into the work of the Electoral Commission.
23 September 2020
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