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Graham Badman: Public Appointments

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families to what positions his Department and its agencies have (a) appointed and (b) re-appointed Graham Badman CBE in the last five years; and what (i) the salary and (ii) duration was of each such appointment. (303042)

[holding answer 30 November 2009]: Graham Badman was appointed as the Chair of Becta with effect from 1 May 2009. From 1 January 2009 to 30 April he served as Acting Chair. He is paid £30,000 per annum for this role and this is accounted for in the annual report of Becta. He had previously been an unpaid member of the board of Becta for the period 1 April 2006 to 31 December 2008.

Graham Badman is a member of the National Challenge Expert Advisers Panel, which was established in July 2008. This role is not paid and is expected to last until summer 2011.

He has recently conducted National Challenge Progress Reviews of Gloucestershire LA and Suffolk LA., and also a review of elective home education. This work was undertaken on a contractual basis with Nektus.

On 1 December 2008 the Secretary of State directed the London borough of Haringey to appoint Graham Badman to chair the Local Safeguarding Children Board, which it did. The Secretary of State did not make any directions about the salary or term of that appointment which is a matter for the London borough of Haringey.