HL Deb 31 October 1996 vol 575 c432
The Lord Chancellor (Lord Mackay of Clashfern)

My Lords, I am pleased to confirm what the Leader of the House has said about the consultation process. This has resulted in the recommendations that Mr. Paul Hayter should succeed Mr. Davies as Clerk Assistant and that Mr. Michael Pownall should succeed Mr. Hayter as Reading Clerk. It is proposed that these appointments should take effect in the New Year following Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth's retirement, and I shall be inviting the House to approve the necessary Motions nearer the time.