I am today announcing the appointment of Max Hill QC as the next Director of Public Prosecutions.
Under the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985, it is my duty to appoint a person to be the Director of Public Prosecutions, who shall discharge their functions under my superintendence. The Prime Minister and Cabinet Secretary have been notified of this appointment.
This appointment was conducted in line with Civil Service guidance and the process was overseen by the First Civil Service Commissioner.
This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: