Duchy Council

Duchy of Lancaster written question – answered on 16th January 2007.

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Photo of Ben Chapman Ben Chapman Labour, Wirral South

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 6 December 2006, Official Report, column 520W, on the Duchy council, what guidance has been issued regarding appointments to the Duchy council in respect of professional background.

Photo of Hilary Armstrong Hilary Armstrong Minister of State, Cabinet Office, Minister (Cabinet Office) and Minister (Social Exclusion) and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

As Chancellor, I require the Council to ensure that its members have the experience and expertise to discharge its responsibilities, and the balance of such experience and expertise must be considered when making an appointment of a new member of council.

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