HC Deb 08 September 2003 vol 410 c63W
Mr. Peter Duncan

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to review the membership of the Youth Justice Board. [126569]

Paul Goggins

In February 2003 my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary appointed two new members, Christopher Holmes CBE and Jackie Ballard. In June my right hon. Friend re-appointed three members and asked Sir Charles Pollard to serve as acting chair when Lord Warner left the board and has launched an open public competition to recruit a substantive chair.

Four other existing board members' terms of appointment expire in September 2004. My right hon. Friend will be considering future membership once we have appointed a chair.