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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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FoI Clearing House Inquiry first public hearings
Committee to begin taking oral evidence for its Freedom of Information (FoI) Clearing House Inquiry
25 October 2021
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Covid statistics performance to be probed by Committee
Representatives from the UK premier stats bodies and their regulator will be questioned
19 October 2021
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Annual review of Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman begins
A review of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s (PHSO) Annual Report and Accounts has been launched
20 September 2021
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MPs endorse Government’s choice for new Public Appointments Commissioner
Committee endorses the Government’s preferred candidate for Commissioner for Public Appointments, William Shawcross
20 September 2021
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Minister to face Committee questions on Elections Bill
Chloe Smith, Minister of State for the Constitution and Devolution, to be asked to lay out the case for voter ID
13 September 2021
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Covid passport policy lacks scientific evidence base
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee publishes the Government’s response to the Committee’s report on Covid-status certification.
9 September 2021
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MPs launch Elections Bill probe
An inquiry examining the Government’s controversial Elections Bill is launched by the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
26 July 2021
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‘No obvious conflicts’ in Greensill appointment, but questions remain over management of financier
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee publish Propriety of Governance in Light of Greensill: An Interim Report
22 July 2021
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Third party election campaigning to be examined by MPs
Committee to hear from electoral regulation experts and civil society and third-party organisers
19 July 2021
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Metro Mayors questioned on future of English governance
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee continues canvassing the views of Metro Mayors
13 July 2021
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Gove blocks Greensill ethics supremo Committee appearance
Sue Gray’s awas due to give evidence before the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
12 July 2021
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Cabinet Office handling of FoI requests inquiry launched
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee launches an inquiry into the Clearing House processing of Freedom of Information (FoI) requests
8 July 2021
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How should England be governed? MPs hears from Metro Mayors and Councils
MPs hears from Metro Mayors Andy Burnham and Jamie Driscoll
5 July 2021
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Political parties give their views on election watchdog performance
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee examines issues including the effectiveness of the Electoral Commission’s advice
28 June 2021
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MPs quiz Minister on new reforms to calling general elections
MPs on the cross-party Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee question Chloe Smith
21 June 2021
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No justification for Covid passports, say Committee
Covid passports are not the answer says report by the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
12 June 2021
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Session on role of Lex Greensill in Cabinet Office – Lord Maud, John Manzoni to give evidence
Committee to take evidence from Lord Maude of Horsham, Ian Watmore, Sir John Manzoni and Bill Crothers
7 June 2021
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Evidence session on the Electoral Commission implementation of referendum campaign conduct rules
Committee continues its inquiry into the work of the Electoral Commission
24 May 2021
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Committee to take evidence from Michael Gove, Premier League and medical experts on Covid 19 vaccine certification
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee will hold two sessions next week as part of its inquiry into Covid-19 vaccine certification
21 May 2021
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Lord Dunlop and Michael Gove questioned on the Dunlop Review
Four select committees hold a joint evidence session
18 May 2021
Total results 333 (page 1 of 17)