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Homes and Communities Agency Chair pre-appointment hearing

07 June 2016

The Communities and Local Government Committee holds a pre-appointment hearing with the Department for Communities and Local Government's preferred candidate for the role of Chair of the Homes and Communities Agency, Sir Edward Lister.

The hearing will take place at 9.45am on Tuesday 14 June 2016 in Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster.

The Homes and Communities Agency is an executive non-departmental public body, which is responsible for making more homes and business premises available to residents and businesses, and for regulating social housing providers in England.

The former Chair of the HCA, Robert Napier, left his post in December 2015, and the Committee will give its view on the suitability of the Government's preferred candidate to replace him.

Since 2008, departmental select committees have had a formal role in the appointment process of some designated public posts which fall under the remit of their respective Government departments.

Chair's comments

Clive Betts MP, Chair of the Communities and Local Government Committee, said:

"The Homes and Communities Agency has an important role to play in ensuring that the Government meets its targets to build one million new homes before the end of this Parliament.

We take our role in the appointment of the HCA's Chair very seriously, and will want to be sure that the Secretary of State's preferred candidate has the requisite skills, experience and vision."

Further information

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