The Commissioner for Public Appointments

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The Commissioner has published some further information about his role in relation to press self-regulation (9 January 2014)

Update 9 January 2014

The Commissioner has today published his response to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport’s letter, confirming acceptance of the additional functions specified for him under the Royal Charter on self regulation of the press.

Next steps

The Commissioner is now looking to appoint an Appointments Committee with the appropriate skills and experience to make the appointments to the Board of the Recognition Panel.  The Committee will be chaired by an independent Public Appointments Assessor as the Royal Charter requires.

He plans to announce the membership of the Appointments Committee later in January so that the process for appointing the Chair of the Board of the Recognition Panel can commence as soon as possible in February.

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