Advisory Committee on Business Appointments

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments is an non-departmental public body in the UK, which was set up in 1975 to provide advice on applications from the most senior Crown servants who wish to take up outside appointments after they leave Crown service. Since 1995 it has also provided advice to former Ministers on their employment in the two years after leaving office. The committee is chaired by Lord Lang.[1]

In March 2010, the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments revealed that Tony Blair was involved in business consulting to an oil firm with interests in Iraq. Blair had managed to prevent the committee from publicizing the news for almost two years until it finally decided to release the information to the public.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PM's watchdog dragged into politicians' jobs row". The Independent. 2010-03-27. Archived from the original on 30 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  2. ^ Jason Groves (19 March 2010). "Blair's fight to keep his oil cash secret: Former PM's deals are revealed as his earnings since 2007 reach £20million". Daily Mail. Archived from the original on 22 March 2010. Retrieved 21 March 2010. 

External links[edit]