Responding to the Public Accounts Committee report into whistleblowing across the public sector, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
"The PAC is absolutely right that whistleblowing must be encouraged. Some of the findings in the report are damning, and suggest there is a culture of secrecy in too much of the public sector. It's vital we learn the lessons of Mid-Staffs and allow people to speak up when they see taxpayers' money being wasted or services not delivering. Though the practice often asks tough questions, it is a crucial tool to increase the accountability of those in charge and to ensure our public services work as well as possible for the people who need them."