HC Deb 04 April 2001 vol 366 cc230-1W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when the People's Panel Support Group last met. [156728]

Mr. Ian McCartney

The People's Panel Support Group last met on 16 June 2000. A meeting scheduled for 17 October 2000 had to be cancelled when key members of the group were unable to attend.

A full evaluation of the people's panel is under way. Further meetings of the support group are planned for when its results are available.

Important reports from the panel over the last 12 months include research into putting consumers at the heart of public services, attitudes to public services in deprived areas, public services and ethnic minorities and extended opening hours.