HC Deb 27 July 1993 vol 229 c791W
Dr. Wright

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many of the public bodies for which he is responsible hold meetings in public; and if he will list them.

Miss Widdecombe

The following public bodies meetings in public:

  • Industrial Tribunals
  • Employment Appeal Tribunal
  • Civil Service Arbitration Tribunal
  • Central Arbitration Committee (for hearings into complaints about non disclosure of information).

Mr. Meacher

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment, pursuant to his reply of 6 July,Official Report, columns 107–8, whether he takes into account the interests of chairpersons and members of the boards of executive non-departmental public bodies when making appointments to these bodies; and what steps he takes to identify relevant interests.

Miss Widdecombe

Yes, appropriate steps are taken to avoid a conflict of interests, depending on the appointment.

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