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Climate Change

Volume 712: debated on Monday 13 July 2009

Questions

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what process they are following to appoint a new chair of the Committee on Climate Change. [HL4864]

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have advertised for a new chair of the Committee on Climate Change. [HL4865]

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the expected time commitment of the chair of the Committee on Climate Change. [HL4866]

Lord Turner was appointed as chair of the Committee on Climate Change for a five-year period from 28 January 2008. This involves an estimated time commitment of approximately four days per month.

A recruitment exercise to find a successor to Lord Turner was undertaken in summer and autumn 2008, but no candidate was considered appropriate. We are continuing to review the position and whether to undertake a further recruitment exercise. In the mean time, we are grateful to Lord Turner for agreeing to remain as chairman of the committee.