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Public Appointments

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 24 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which public appointments have been made by his Department to former Ministers who served in the Government since May 1997. (105771)

The following table details the public appointments made by DEFRA to former Ministers since the Department was formed in 2001.


Former Minister


Water Services Regulation Authority

Lord Whitty

Appointed in March 2006 but resigned to take up post with Environment Agency as below

Environment Agency Board

Lord Whitty

18 September 2006 to 17 September 2009

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Baroness Hayman

1999 to July 2006 resigned due to election as Speaker for the House of Lords