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Cabinet Office: Standards-setting Bodies

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:47 pm on 29th March 2007.

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Photo of Lord Goodhart Lord Goodhart Liberal Democrat 12:47 pm, 29th March 2007

My Lords, does the Minister accept that it is a cause of great concern that, unlike his two predecessors, the term of office of Sir Alistair has not been extended to cover the interim period before a successor has been appointed and that that appears to be an attempt by the Government to punish him for the outspoken manner in which he has conducted his chairmanship?