JOINT

Appointment of Chair of Equality and Human Rights Commission

18 October 2012

The Joint Committee on Human Rights held a pre-appointment hearing with Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve, the Government’s preferred candidate for the position of Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, on Tuesday 16 October.

In its Report published today, the Committee concludes: “We consider that Baroness O'Neill has demonstrated her suitability for the post of non-executive Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. We are grateful to the Government for giving us the opportunity to hold this hearing and we endorse its choice of candidate.”

The Report, the Third of Session 2012-13, and the uncorrected transcript of the pre-appointment hearing are available on the Committee web-site  - www.parliament.uk/jchr - from 10am today.

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