§ Mrs. Lait
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what is the number of staff (whole time equivalent) working on the Public Appointments List; 
(2) what was the total cost to public funds of the collection of names, maintenance and updating of responses, and circulating to departments of responses to their requests for names, for the Public Appointments List in the last available year. 
§ Dr. David Clark
The Public Appointments Unit has one part-time and six full-time members of staff, whose duties include the maintenance of the Central List, and the provision of names from that List in response to specific requests from departments. In 1997–98, the cost of the Unit was £142,200.