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Departmental Public Appointments

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he plans to appoint a Chief Engineering Adviser in his Department. (255160)

DECC currently has no plans to appoint a Chief Engineering Advisor. The Chief Scientific Adviser for DECC, who will be appointed shortly, will deal with issues relating to science, engineering and technology—as does the Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Chief Scientific Advisers in other Departments.