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Cabinet Secretary Simon Case questioned on Greensill

23 April 2021

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee takes evidence from Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, Simon Case, and Head of the Cabinet Office's Propriety and Ethics Team, Darren Tierney.

Witnesses

Monday 26 April, 2.15pm

  • Simon Case, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service
  • Darren Tierney, Director General of Propriety and Ethics Team, Cabinet Office

Purpose of the session

The main focus of the session will be questions arising from the ongoing controversy over the collapse of Greensill Capital and its links to Government.

This will include questions about the role of the Cabinet Secretary, and the currently unfilled position of Independent Advisor on Ministerial Interests, as well as the effectiveness of the relevant legislation and Codes of Conduct, in ensuring government business is conducted ethically and with propriety.

The Committee will also look at specific issues concerning the relationship between Greensill, current and former ministers, and senior civil servants.

This will include Lex Greensill's exact role in Number 10, potential conflicts of interest for civil servants and ministers, and current investigations into second jobs.

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee has published the terms of reference to its inquiry Propriety of governance in light of Greensill.

Further information

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