This week’s Political Updates, covers moves and changes at all levels of government.
- Jane Burgess has been appointed as a new Civil Service Commissioner at the Cabinet Office.
- Ian Burnett has been appointed as the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales at the Prime Minister’s Office.
- Peter Anderson, Kirstin Baker, Eamonn Doran, Paul Lomas and Anthony Neuberger have been appointed as members of the Competition Appeal Tribunal at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
- Hugh Ind has been appointed as Director-General of Immigration Enforcement at the Home Office.
- Richard Douglas has been appointed as interim Chair of NHS Improvement at the Department of Health.
- Paul Caldwell has been appointed as Chief Executive of the Rural Payments Agency at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
- David Blyth has been appointed to the board of trustees of Theatres Trust at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
- Sue Wilkinson has been appointed as a trustee of Historic Royal Palaces at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
- Kathryn Stone is standing down as Chief Legal Ombudsman.
House of Commons
- Kemi Badenoch, Bernard Jenkin, John Lamont, Pauline Latham, Jeremy Lefroy, Sheryll Murray, Mark Pawsey, Antoinette Sandbach, Alec Shelbrooke, John Stevenson, Bill Wiggin and William Wragg have been elected as Executive Members of the 1922 Committee.
- Kathryn Stone will replace Kathryn Hudson as Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards from January.
House of Lords
- Lord Vaux of Harrowden has been elected as the new cross-bench hereditary peer.
- Baroness Andrews, Lord Armstrong of Ilminster, Viscount Bridgeman, Lord Carswell, Lord Eames, Viscount Eccles, Viscount Hanworth, Baroness Mallalieu, Lord Plant of Highfield, Lord Razzall, Baroness Seccombe and Baroness Thomas of Winchester have been appointed as members of the Joint Committee on Consolidation.
- Baroness Hamwee, Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon, Baroness O’Cathain, Baroness Prosser, Lord Trimble and Lord Woolf have been appointed as members of the Joint Committee on Human Rights.
- Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist, Lord Lexden, Baroness Meacher, Lord Morris of Handsworth, Lord Rowe-Beddoe, Lord Rowlands and Baroness Scott of Needham Market have been appointed as members of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.
- Baroness Finn has replaced Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts as a member of the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee.
- The Scottish parliament is in recess until Tuesday 5 September.
- The Welsh Assembly is in recess until Monday 18 September.
- The European Parliament is in recess until Monday 21 August.