News 13th November 2013

PASC calls for further evidence on statistics and open data

by Tim Hughes

Tim is coordinator of the UK Open Government Network.

Press Release from the Public Administration Select Committee:

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SELECT COMMITTEE 

Select Committee  Announcement

For immediate Release: 13 November 2013

PASC CALLS FOR FURTHER EVIDENCE ON STATISTICS AND OPEN DATA

The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) is conducting an inquiry into statistics and open data in Government, with a focus on the progress of the Government in implementing its Open Data strategy. This is part of PASC’s wider programme of work on statistics and their use in government.

The Committee has held three sessions of oral evidence on statistics and open data and has received a number of pieces of written evidence in response to  an Issues and Questions Paper .

The Open Government Partnership Annual Summit was held on 31 October to 1 November 2013 in London. Among other things, this was the occasion for a number of Government announcements about open data.  In order to ensure that the inquiry reflects all the most recent developments, the Committee is now inviting further evidence.

If you have any comments about recent developments on open data which are relevant to the inquiry, and in particular if you wish to provide any supplementary evidence in the light of the Open Government Partnership Summit and recent Government announcements, please submit your response by no later than noon on Friday  29 November 2013 through the web portal atwww.parliament.uk/pasc.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Committee Membership is as follows:

Mr Bernard Jenkin (Chair, Conservative, Harwich and North Essex), Alun Cairns (Conservative, Vale of Glamorgan), Paul Flynn (Labour, Newport West), Sheila Gilmore (Edinburgh East), Robert Halfon (Conservative, Harlow), David Heyes (Labour, Ashton-under-Lyne), Kelvin Hopkins (Labour, Luton North), Greg Mulholland (Liberal Democrat, Leeds North West), Priti Patel (Conservative, Witham), Lindsay Roy (Labour, Glenrothes) and Andrew Taylor (Isle of Wight).

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