HL Deb 17 December 1997 vol 584 c87WA
Lord Strabolgi

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What appointments have been made to the Committee on Standards in Public Life.

The Lord Privy Seal (Lord Richard)

My right honourable friend the Prime Minister was pleased to announced four new appointments to the Committee on Standards in Public Life: Sir Anthony Cleaver, Lord Goodhart, Mrs. Frances Heaton and the right honourable John MacGregor. The Prime Minister consulted the Leader of the Opposition and the right honourable Member for Yeovil before making those appointments.

The following existing members of the committee have been reappointed for a second term:

  • Sir Clifford Boulton
  • Professor Anthony King
  • The right honourable the Lord Shore of Stepney
  • Sir William Utting
  • Ms Diana Warwick

The Prime Minister has taken this opportunity to thank Lord Nolan and those members of the committee who are leaving the committee after serving their three-year term: Sir Martin Jacomb; the right honourable Tom King; the right honourable The Lord Thomson of Monifieth and Dame Anne Warburton. The Prime Minister is grateful for the valuable work which they and other members of the Committee have undertaken over the last three years. The Government intends to build on the excellent work which they started, with the help of Lord Neill and the new committee.