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Office of Climate Change

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he has taken to appoint a director for the new office of climate change. (103047)

In line with the Civil Service Commissioners' Code on senior recruitment, the post of Head of the Office of Climate Change was advertised widely through open and fair competition during the week beginning 12 November. The specification for the post was prepared in consultation with my Secretary of State as chair of the Office of Climate Change Ministerial Board, and with the senior officials from the Departments that make up the Officials Board. The Head of Office selection panel will be made up of Officials Board representatives and will be chaired by a civil service commissioner. Final interviews are due to take place in February.