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Central Arbitration Committee

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 23rd November 2016.

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Photo of Ian Murray Ian Murray Labour, Edinburgh South

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what (a) correspondence and (b) representations he has received from the (i) Chairman of the Central Arbitration Committee, (ii) hon. Members and (iii) members of the House of Lords on appointments to that Committee.

Photo of Ian Murray Ian Murray Labour, Edinburgh South

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the estimated completion date is for appointing Deputy Chairs and Members of the Central Arbitration Committee which commenced in July 2014; and what progress has been made on that appointment process.

Photo of Margot James Margot James Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Ministers in Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy finalised the appointment of Deputy Chairs and Employer Members to the Central Arbitration Committee in July 2016. The appointment of Worker Members were finalised recently with the successful candidates able to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Central Arbitration Committee on 16 November 2016.

I am not aware that my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has received any direct representations from either House in respect of these appointments. Sir Michael Burton, the Chair of the Central Arbitration Committee, has been in regular contact with senior officials and Ministers in the Department over the period of the recruitment process.

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