Disasters Emergencies Committee

Department for International Development written question – answered on 3rd July 2015.

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Photo of Mark Pritchard Mark Pritchard Conservative, The Wrekin

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will take steps to (a) reduce the size of and (b) increase the number of independent members on the Board of the Disasters Emergencies Committee.

Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The Disasters Emergencies Committee (DEC) is an independent charity and therefore is subject to UK charity legislation, and registered with the Charity Commission. As such, the composition of their Board of Trustees is a matter for the DEC.

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