§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will list any public appointments by his Department since 1987 which have involved people from organisations criticised in published reports by DTI inspectors.
Mr. John M. Taylor
Information on the background of individual public appointments is not held centrally and could he provided only at disproportionate cost. My right hon. Friend the Lord Chancellor takes all relevant factors into account when considering appointments and he knows of no person appointed by him who has been criticised in published reports of DTI inspectors.