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Media update: 22 October 2012

FDA mentions

FDA general secretary Dave Penman appeared on BBC Parliament's Week in Parliament programme on Friday evening. He took part in a panel discussion with two MPs from the Public Accounts Committee, about the accountability of ministers and civil servants when making procurement decisions.

The discussion can be viewed at:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/bbc_parliament/newsid_9762000/9762309.stm

Penman is also quoted on the front page of the latest issue of Civil Service World, on the subject of publishing permanent secretaries' objectives online.
Civil Service World
http://network.civilservicelive.com/news/csw/read/706719/exclusive-penman-attacks-nave-plan-to-publish-permanent-secretary-objectives

General interest

22 October

Lib Dems 'used as pawns in Civil Service mutiny'
The Times
www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/politics/article3575287.ece

The austerity debate: time to think much bigger 
The Guardian
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/21/austerity-debate-editorial?newsfeed=true

21 October

Over a quarter of MPs claim for first class travel
The Independent
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/over-a-quarter-of-mps-claim-for-firstclass-rail-travel-8219616.html

20 October

Anti-austerity march takes place
www.bbc.co.uk/news
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20007496

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