HC Deb 12 March 1998 vol 308 cc350-1W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of the appointments to public bodies which he has made since 1 May 1997 have been from the Public Appointments Unit list. [33247]

Mr. Milburn

Of the appointments made to the Department's public bodies since l May 1997, five have been candidates whose names were obtained from the Public Appointments Unit's list. When seeking nominations for candidates for appointments to public bodies we use a wide range of sources, of which the Public Appointments Unit is one, to ensure that there is the widest possible dissemination of information about vacancies.