HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 c363W
Mr. Michael Forsyth

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list for each year since 1978–79 the total number of appointments of all kinds it fell within his power to make, and whether or not such appointments actually fell to be made in the year in question.

Mr. Lawson

The total number of public appointments which could have been made for the years specified is as follows:

1979 54
1980 40
1981 40
1982 47
1983 47

The bulk of the appointments are to the National Economic Development Office; they account for 38 of the appointments which could have been made in 1979 and for 19 in each of the subsequent years.

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