Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Wednesday, 21 September 2016


From the Global Warming Policy Forum:

"The Energy and Climate Change (ECC) select committee is to be officially abolished following the conference season, with the business, innovation and skills (BIS) department to take on the energy brief.

Following the closure of the Department of Energy and Climate Changeand the formation of the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), official government documents have revealed that the scrutiny committees will be changed to reflect the new landscape.

According to the House of Commons Future Business papers for the week beginning 10 October, the standing order related to select committees will be amended to remove “Innovation and Skills” from the BIS select committee to be replaced by “Energy and Industrial Strategy”.

This will take effect on 17 October, when the ECC committee will be dissolved. These changes will also reflect the removal of climate change from a named government department, with the new BEIS committee presumably taking over scrutiny of this area in addition to the named briefs."

The full article can be read here.

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