PACAC Visits Bermuda
PACAC Visits Bermuda

PACAC Visits Bermuda

Last week, we travelled with the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) to Bermuda.

The objective of PACAC’s visit to Bermuda was to explore the status of the UK’s Overseas Territories in the 21st Century. 

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) is appointed by the House of Commons to examine constitutional issues; the quality and standards of administration provided by Civil Service departments; and the reports of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO).

The Committee chooses its own subjects of inquiry, within its overall terms of reference; however, it seeks evidence from a wide variety of individuals and groups with relevant interests and experience. The members of the Committee are elected by their peers from any political party, and the Committee itself mainly publishes its results through reports and makes its recommendations known to the Government. 

The Committee has 9 active inquiries including: The Status of the UK’s Overseas Territories in the 21st Century. 

The Committee met with Bermuda stakeholders including the Premier, Deputy Premier, The Speaker of the House, The President of the Senate, Bermuda’s Trade Union Congress, Bermuda’s Civil Societies and more to discuss their views on constitutional and legislative affairs between the UK and Bermuda.