Today CEDR’s Chief Executive Dr Karl Mackie CBE gave evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Inquiries Act 2005. He appeared with the Rt Hon. Peter Riddell CBE, Director, Institute for Government and is the fifth person to give evidence to the Select Committee. The session lasted for just over 2 hours, […]
On Thursday 21 March CEDR held a symposium based around its ‘Inquiry into Inquiries’ Foundation project. The project looks at how we can extract the greatest public benefit from Public Inquiries, looking at areas like their design, process and what they can be expected to deliver. We recorded the day across a number of platforms, […]
Today’s ‘Inquiry into Inquiries’ symposium has been a fascinating and valuable day. We have been very lucky to spend time with today’s delegates who have come with fresh and innovative ideas about the current state of Public Inquiries and how they might adapt to meet the needs of future stakeholders. Our symposium included representatives from […]
One of the most famous public inquiries in British history is the Saville Inquiry held into the “Bloody Sunday” killings in 1972. The Inquiry was commissioned in 1998 by then Prime Minister Tony Blair, and over the course of 13 years costs spiralled to an estimated final total of £200million, much of which is thought […]
One of the clear strengths of the public inquiry system is its inclusivity. While the “death of deference” may not be quite upon us, there is perhaps a cultural shift away from traditional institutional centres of authority towards more civic, grassroots ways of working through problems. Inquiries speak to both of these ways of working […]
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