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Treasury Board

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the (a) date, (b) cost, (c) location and (d) programme was of the Treasury Board’s two most recent away days; (125734)

(2) who is responsible for appointments to the Treasury Board; and how regularly the Board meets;

(3) if he will place in the Library copies of the minutes of the last four meetings of the Treasury Board;

(4) when Michael Ellam was appointed to the Treasury Board.

I refer the hon. Gentlemen to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Hoban) on 18 October 2006, Official Report, columns 1252-53W.

The permanent secretary is responsible for appointments to the Treasury Board, which are made in accordance with Cabinet Office guidance. Michael Ellam became a full member of the Treasury Board in September 2005.

The Treasury Board meets six times a year. Summaries of Treasury Board activities are available on the Treasury’s public website at: