§ Mr. Mallon
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will give details of the procedures for appealing against decisions of the Department of the Environment's promotion selection boards.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
The Northern Ireland Civil Service pay and conditions of service code contains no provision for an appeal against the decision of a departmental promotion board.
A candidate who is dissatisfied by the results of a promotion board may refer the matter to the PCA, EOC or FEA where the grounds for dissatisfaction are maladministration, equal opportunities or fair employment.