HC Deb 11 March 1998 vol 308 c204W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many of the appointments to public bodies which he has made since 1 May 1997 have been from the Public Appointments Unit list. [33242]

Mr. Chris Smith

My Department seeks candidates from a range of sources including the Public Appointments Unit, the Department's own register of people who have expressed an interest in public service, through advertising and executive search. Of those appointed since 1 May, eight were on the PAU list, although in each case they had first come to our attention from other sources.