HC Deb 09 March 1998 vol 308 cc76-7W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many of the appointments to public bodies which he has made since 1 May 1997 have been from the Public Appointments Unit list. [33246]

Mr. Dewar

The Scottish Office maintains its own Public Appointments List and therefore makes limited use of names from the Public Appointments Unit. From time to time the Public Appointments Unit passes names to the Scottish Office for the Public Appointments List, and vice versa. The Scottish Office List is used as one of a number of sources, including advertising, to ensure the widest possible range of suitably qualified candidates for the public appointments which I make. The specific sources of the names of those appointed are not recorded centrally.

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