Barbara Scott Young

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Baroness Young of Old Scone

Baroness Young of Old Scone was made a labour peer in 1997. Originally from Perth in Scotland she was educated at University of Strathclyde and Edinburgh University before becoming a health service manager. Young then, in 1991, became chief executive of Royal Society for the Protection of Birds where she has been credited for increasing the membership and making the charity a more comercial enterprise. Baroness Young has recieved much criticism for the extent of recent floods in Southern England, as head of the Environment Agency she has been criticised for not doing more to prevent the floods in May 2007. [1]. It is widely expected that the Baroness will be appointed to chair the Care Quality Commission a new commons health committee. She has already been recommended by the appointments committee as the most qualified candidate. [2].


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Former Positions


  1. Sarah Mukherjee, BBC News Website 27th July 2007 In the eye of a storm accessed 6th June 2008
  2. House of Commons Health Committee Fourth Report of Session 2007–08Appointment of the Chair of the Care Quality Commission accessed 6th June 2008