§ Mr. Charles Kennedy
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he had with the Chair of the Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland prior to the recent appointment of new trustees; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
[holding answer 2 March 1998]: Following convention, my right hon. Friend took the views of the Chairman on the list of candidates considered to be suitable for appointment by the Departmental Advisory Panel on Public Appointments.