HC Deb 26 March 1987 vol 113 c247W
Mr. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland on what terms Professor Neil Hood has been appointed as Director of Locate in Scotland; and on what criteria he was selected for the post.

Mr. Rifkind

Professor Hood has been appointed as Director, Locate in Scotland, on secondment from Strathclyde university, initially for a period of two years. He has been certificated as a civil servant and his salary of £35,000 per year includes a contribution from the Scottish Development Agency in respect of his wider role as a director of that body.

Professor Hood was selected from among a number of candidates on the usual criteria of ability, experience and knowledge in relation to the specific post under consideration.