Steering group to assess transparency

13 Jul 00
Ways of making government more transparent and accountable are to be explored by members of a steering group appointed this week.

14 July 2000

Chief secretary to the Treasury Andrew Smith announced the composition of the group, which will oversee a review of audit and accountability arrangements by Lord Sharman and propose a suitable model.

Members of the group include Sir John Bourn, the comptroller and auditor general, David Davis MP, chairman of the Commons' Public Accounts Committee, and Peter Hennessy, professor of contemporary history at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.

Smith said: 'This is a great opportunity for parliament and government to promote transparency and accountability alongside the modernising government agenda.'


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