HC Deb 09 February 1998 vol 306 c62W
36. Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the President of the Council what criteria are used in appointments to the Privy Council. [26133]

Mrs. Ann Taylor

Appointment to the Privy Council is an exercise of the prerogative. Appointments are made by Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister. A range of factors are taken into account. Those appointed mostly comprise Ministers, other Parliamentarians and members of the judiciary.

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