Friday, February 22, 2008
Media Best Able to Keep Tabs on Former Public Servants Now In Private Employ, Says British Committee Head
The chair of a British committee charged with examining the proper role of former ministers and civil servants has reported that that it should leave such scrutiny to the media. If the press then reports wrongdoing, then the government should launch an investigation. Apparently the group, the Committee on Business Appointments headed by Lord Mayhew, rejected the position of one of its members that former public servants should be banned for life from taking positions in private industry closely linked to their former public employment. Read more here.