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Inquiry into Inquiries: Dr Karl Mackie gives evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee

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, […]

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CEDR: A people business

In nearly 5 years at CEDR I’ve often found it difficult to explain to people what I do and what CEDR does.  I’ve held several different roles during my time here, and what I tell people usually changes depending on what part of the business I’m working with most closely at any one time. In […]

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CEDR ‘Inquiry into Inquiries’ symposium: a summary

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, […]

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Inquiry into inquiries – ideas to take forward

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 […]

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Do Inquiries provide good value for money? The £200million question

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 […]

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