§ Mr. Maginnis
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what is her Government's practice relating to the nationality of personnel who are involved in making appointments to senior positions within the United Kingdom Civil Service; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Stringer
Appointments to the Senior Civil Service by open competition are governed by the Civil Service Commissioners' Recruitment Code. The Code does not include nationality requirements for personnel involved in making such appointments.
Appointments to the Northern Ireland Civil Service are a matter for the Northern Ireland Civil Service Commissioners.