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Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what meetings the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform has had with members of the Honours Committees since his appointment. (251066)

Honours Committees are composed of civil servants and independent members. Of the independent members, my noble Friend, the Secretary of State has had one meeting, to discuss BERR issues, with Professor Sir George Bain. He has had various meetings with some of the civil servants on the Honours Committees (including his permanent secretary): none of them have been to discuss the Honours process.