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Appointment comes more than a year after communities department advertised for a chief scientific adviser
MP says ongoing vacancy exposed in wake of Grenfell tragedy is "astounding" a year after search began
The department's top scientist, who will advise on fire safety post-Grenfell, must have an engineering background, government CSA Patrick Vallance said.
Minister reveals reaction from permanent secretary Melanie Dawes to “storm in a teacup” revelations