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.