§ Mr. Eldon Griffiths
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why, in view of paragraph 2 of the schedule to the Police Act 1976, specifying that the staff of the Police Complaints Board are not to be civil servants, the Secretary of the Board is to be an Assistant Secretary at present employed at the Home Office and other posts, the equivalent of two Principals, four HEOs, and 14 EOs, are to be filled in the first instance by personnel seconded to the Board from within the Civil Service.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
Paragraph 2 of the Schedule to the Police Act 1976 is concerned with the status of the Police Complaints Board and not with the provenance of its members or staff. Appointments to the staff are a matter for the Board, but I understand that the Chairman has approved the staffing arrangements in question.