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Climate Change: Committee Chairman

Volume 703: debated on Monday 30 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will appoint a successor to the current chairman of the Climate Change Committee; and, if so, what steps they are taking to do so. [HL4257]

We intend to appoint a successor to the noble Lord, Lord Turner, who has announced his intention to stand down from his post as chair of the Committee on Climate Change in the new year. As with all appointments to the committee, the appointment will be made in a fair and transparent way (and against set criteria), regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

We plan to start the recruitment process soon. The intention is that a new chair will be appointed in time to ensure a well-managed transition and a thorough handover.