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Preferred candidate for Chair of the Office of Rail and Road faces Committee

05 November 2018

The Committee holds a pre-appointment hearing following the Secretary of State for Transport's announcement of his preferred candidate as Chair of the Office of Rail and Road, Declan Collier.

Scope of the session

As part of its scrutiny of the Department for Transport, the Transport Committee is invited to hold a pre-appointment hearing for new Chairs of the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). These hearings are intended to increase scrutiny of important public appointments, and add legitimacy to appointments which are approved by the Committee.

On 21 August 2018 the Secretary of State for Transport announced that his preferred candidate to replace Stephen Glaister as Chair of the ORR was Declan Collier, who most recently served as Chief Executive of London City Airport.

Witnesses

Monday 5 November 2018, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House at 4.45pm

  • Declan Collier, the Secretary of State's preferred candidate for Chair of the ORR

Background information and correspondence

• Letter from Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, dated 21 August 2018, announcing his preferred candidate for Chair of the ORR

• Letter from Chair to Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport (PDF PDF 263 KB), dated 27 September 2018, asking for information ahead of the pre-appointment hearing

 Letter from Chair to Declan Collier (PDF PDF 717 KB), dated 3 October 2018, asking for information ahead of the pre-appointment hearing

• Reply from Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport to the Chair (PDF PDF 565 KB), dated 9 October 2018, providing information requested by the Chair

• Reply from Declan Collier to Chair (PDF PDF 953 KB), dated 11 October 2018, providing information requested by the Chair

• Liaison Committee guidelines for select committees holding pre-appointment hearings

Further information

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