The Constitution Unit



The Unit’s forthcoming seminars, conferences and lectures are listed below. We have several different seminar programmes, most of which are free of charge and open to the public. To attend our events it is essential to book and details of how to do so are available via the links below. You can also contact the Unit directly if you require more information.

Forthcoming events at the Constitution Unit

Public Appointments: should Ministers have more control?

Earlier this year the Government published Sir Gerry Grimstone's report on public appointments proposing major changes to the way in which Ministerial appointments to public bodies are regulated. Sir David Normington, the former Commissioner for Public Appointments and an outspoken critic of the proposals, will review the arguments for and against giving Ministers more control over public appointments. He will discuss the background to the report, explain why, in his view, it represents a step in the wrong direction and examine what has happened since the report was published.

Starts: Dec 8, 2016 1:00:00 PM

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