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Government response to Select Committee post legislative scrutiny of the Inquiries Act 2005

The government's response to the Select Committee post legislative scrutiny of the Inquiries Act 2005.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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The government welcomes the House of Lords Select Committee’s recent report on the Inquiries Act 2005.

The Select Committee has made a significant contribution to the government’s ongoing efforts to make inquiries more effective and efficient, and the benefits will be seen in the conduct of future inquiries.

Public inquiries which are

  • in the appropriate form
  • are conducted as speedily as possible
  • respond to public concerns
  • investigate the facts thoroughly

…are an essential part of an accountable and transparent democracy.

Confidence is built by getting to the truth.

Published 30 June 2014