Office for Environmental Protection

Part of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons at on 31 October 2019.

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Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Development)

The concept of the OEP has been touted by the Government as an independent watchdog, yet it will be funded by the Government and its chair will be appointed by the Government. Surely the Secretary of State will agree that at the very least the relevant Select Committee should play a key role in the appointment of the chair and the non-executive members of the board.