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Committee on Climate Change

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN 219364, tabled on 18 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether members of the Climate Change Committee are permitted to have financial interests in businesses which might be affected by energy and climate change policy.

Answered on

9 January 2015

The Government and the Committee on Climate Change takes very seriously the need to ensure that board members have no conflicts in fulfilling their public duties. When appointing to the board, the Government follows Cabinet Office guidance about making public appointments that sets out the rules and transparency requirements which must be satisfied before public appointments can be made.

Answered by

Department for Energy and Climate Change