Departmental evidence and response to select committees: guidance

Guidance for officials from departments and agencies on giving evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees, known as the Osmotherly Rules.



Guidance for officials from departments and their agencies who may be called upon to give evidence before, or prepare memoranda for submission to, Parliamentary Select Committees.

The most recent version of the guidance was announced by Francis Maude in a Written Ministerial Statement on 17 October 2014.

Published 21 September 2010
Last updated 17 October 2014 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance with October 2014 version.

  2. First published.