§ Mr. Canavan
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will update the information given in his answer to the hon. Member for Don Valley (Mr. Redmond) on 5 November 1992,Official Report, column 351; and if he will state the political affiliation of the appointees where known.
§ Mr. Lang
[holding answer 4 February 1993]: The central data on appointments is updated once a year, at 1 September, and the information given in the answer to the hon. Member for Don Valley (Mr. Redmond) on 6 November 1992 is the latest available. Information not 585W held centrally could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. On the question of political affiliation I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Paisley, South (Mr. McMaster) on 26 November 1992, Official Report, column 711.