§ Ms Julie Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many of his public appointments since 1 May 1997 have been in full accordance with the guidance from the Commissioner for Public Appointments; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Ron Davies
I have sought to make all appointments since 1 May 1997 for which I have sole responsibility in full accordance with the guidance of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.93W
I am keen to ensure that all appointments to public bodies in Wales, whether made by me alone or made jointly with other Government Departments, obey the principles of fair and open competition and appointment on merit. Where appropriate, I have extended the application of those principles to those bodies currently outside the Commissioner's remit.