Lord Deben

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of Conor Burns Conor Burns Conservative, Bournemouth West

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has received any assurances from the Chair of the Climate Change Committee on potential conflicts of interests arising from his involvement with Sancroft International.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

The Chair of the Committee on Climate Change declared his interests with Sancroft International as part of his appointment process in 2012.

We have received assurances from the Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change on their processes for managing potential conflicts of interests. These include a clear policy on conflicts of interests, publication of members’ interests, and actively inviting information on actual or perceived conflicts as the first agenda item at each Committee meeting.

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