§ 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.