This week’s Political Updates, covers moves and changes at all levels of government.
- John Ashton has been appointed as the new Scientific Adviser at the Home Office.
Department for Education
- Eileen Milner has been appointed Chief Executive of the Education and Skills Funding Agency. She will take up her position in November.
Department for Transport
- Les Chapman is the new Secretary of State’s Representative at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
- Peter Mumford has been appointed interim Major Projects Executive Director at Highways England.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
- Nicholas Griffin, Claire-Marie Roberts, Frances Akor and Nicola Phillips have been appointed members of the UK Anti-Doping Board.
House of Commons
- The House of Commons is in recess. The House will return on Tuesday 5th September.
House of Lords
- The House of Lords is in recess. The House will return on Tuesday 5th September.
- The Scottish Parliament is in recess until Tuesday 5th September.
- The Welsh Assembly is in recess until Monday 18th September.
This week, the European Parliament will be holding Committee meetings in Brussels.