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Pre-appointment hearing for Chair of the Food Standards Agency (FSA)

18 July 2013

The term of office of the current Chair of the Food Standards Agency, Lord Rooker, ends on 31 July. The Department of Health has advertised the post, and the Health Committee will be holding a pre-appointment hearing for the Government’s preferred candidate for the post of Chair of the FSA on Tuesday 10 September.

There is no formal call for evidence for this meeting, but the Committee would be pleased to receive written submissions on the work of the FSA in advance of the hearing.

As part of a scheme to encourage paperless working and maximise efficiency, Committees have been piloting a new web portal for online submission of written evidence. Submissions to this inquiry were via web portal only.

The deadline for submitting written evidence closed on Monday 2 September 2013.

For up-to-date information on progress of the inquiry visit: http://www.parliament.uk/healthcom

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