§ Dr. Wright
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many appointments to the public bodies listed in "Public Bodies" for his Department were made during 1994–95 from names supplied by the public appointments unit; and if he will list them. 
§ Mr. Kynoch
[holding answer 22 April 1996]The Scottish Office maintains its own public appointments list and therefore makes limited use of names from the public appointments unit, although names are exchanged from time to time. The Scottish Office list is used as a source of names of suitably qualified candidates for consideration for a wide range of appointments. No central records are, however, kept of the sources from which the names of those appointed are derived.