Monday 17 May 2010

New HMT team

Are listed here. As you all probably know, the only Lib Dem is David Laws who takes the chief secretary position. Laws is an Orange Book-er I believe (actually I think he edited the Orange Book), not that necessarily means anything. I can't see a direct equivalent the role previously held by Paul Myners, though Mark Hoban (financial secretary) has represented the Tories on that brief.

Damn shame to see Myners out of there too. I think we went through a period of more discussion of the whole company ownership issue in the last 2 years than had happened over the past 10, and it was largely down to Myners in my opinion. Let's hope he maintains an interest in this stuff in the Lords.

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