§ Dr. Wright
To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many appointments to the public bodies listed in "Public Bodies" for his Department were made from names supplied by the public appointment unit; and if he will list them.
§ Mr. Eggar
My right hon. Friend is responsible for a total of over 800 public appointments. The public appointments unit (PAU) provides names of suitably qualified candidates for a wide range of DTI public appointments. Since 1 April 1992 15 appointments to nine separate public bodies have been made from names supplied by the PAU. In addition, the PAU has provided information on potential candidates for public appointments identified within the Department.