There has been concern in the last few years that former Ministers and Crown Servants have inappropriately used knowledge they gained in Government to seek new employment in other sectors. Over two years ago the Committee launched an inquiry to examine the effectiveness of the Business Appointment Rules in ensuring propriety in the future employment of former Ministers and senior Crown servants; and to consider the potential of the Big Society agenda to increase traffic through the qrevolving doorq between the public sector and business and the voluntary sector. The report qThe Business Appointment Rulesq was published on 17 July 2012. Some twenty months later, the Government has not responded to the Report. The Committee has raised this matter both through correspondence with the Rt Hon Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, and by way of Parliamentary Questions. The Committee views the Government failure to respond to a Select Committee Report as unacceptable behaviour and in this instance as obstructive and secretive, both showing a cavalier attitude in its responsibilities towards Parliament and thereby deliberately impeding a cross-party scrutiny of Government policy in this area.Equitable Life Pre-appointment hearing for the dual post of First Civil Service Commissioner and Commissioner for Public Appointments ... Cabinet Manual Pre-appointment hearing for the post of Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Remuneration of the ... (HC 1540) HC 900 (HC 1127, Cm 8213) HC 1220HC 1350 HC 901 (HC 1746) HC 715-I (HC 1724) HC 714 (HC 1746) HC 1389 HC 1540anbsp;...
|Title||:||House of Commons - Public Administration Select Committee (PASC): The Failure of the Cabinet Office to Respond to our Report on the Business Appointment Rules, Published July 2012 - HC 1156|
|Author||:||Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Public Administration Select Committee|
|Publisher||:||The Stationery Office - 2014-03-27|