Published on November 19, 2012

Involve submits evidence to PASC inquiry

By Simon Burall

Simon Burall is a Senior Associate of Involve. He has extensive experience in the fields of democratic reform, governance, public participation, stakeholder engagement, and accountability and transparency.

Tomorrow I will be presenting at the PASC inquiry on Public Engagement in Policy Making, along with Mike Bracken from Government Digital Service and Professor Nigel Shadbolt from Southampton University.

This second evidence session in the Committee’s inquiry into public engagement will provide an opportunity to explore the Government’s practical proposals for the implementation of a new “open” model of policy making, and its commitment to becoming “digital by default”.

Particular issues to be explored may include:

  • The implications for the civil service of a move to “open” policy-making and “digital by default”
  • The respective roles of Government and other organisations in promoting, enabling and supporting “open” policy-making
  • How the success or failure of an “open” model of policy-making should be measured

Please click here to see the transcript of oral evidence from 19 November 2012, as well as live updates from the inquiry. The session will also be transmitted live at

To view Involve’s PASC evidence submission, please click here to download the submission.

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