19 January 2004
The Final Report of the Independent Review of Government
Communications, chaired by Bob Phillis, was published today. A copy
can be obtained below.
Final Report of the Independent Review of Government
A copy of the Government's response to the
Report can be obtained here.
The Cabinet Office has issued a Press Notice announcing the
publication of the report.
3 September 2003
The Prime Minister has today published the interim conclusions of
the Review Group. A copy of the Report can be obtained below.
Government Communications Review
Group Interim Report
The Prime Minister has now asked the Review Group to complete its
work, taking into account any recommendations which may emerge from
the Hutton Inquiry.
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Prospect, the Civil Service Union, has broadly welcomed the
Report. Please click here for further
11 February 2003
Douglas Alexander today announced a radical and external review
of Government Communications.
This review forms part of the Government's Response to the Public
Administration Select Committee's report following its inquiry into
media handling at the former Department for Transport, Local
Government and the Regions. The Government has accepted the
Committee's central recommendation that there should be a
"radical external review" of Government communications.
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The Chairman of the Public Administration Select Committee, Dr
Tony Wright MP, today welcomed Government moves to clarify
relationships between Ministers, Special Advisers and the Civil
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