HC Deb 05 December 1994 vol 251 cc47-8W
Mr. Maginnis

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are taken to ensure that those with terrorist motivation are not placed in sensitive positions within public or voluntary organisations which receive public funding.

Dr. Sir John Wheeler

The Secretary of State is not responsible for staffing matters within public bodies and voluntary organisations. However, the criteria to be applied to those appointed to serve on public bodies determined by the Department concerned which takes account of the expertise required to serve on the body, and seeks evidence of a person's suitability for appointement as it determines to be necessary.