§ Lord Stoddart of Swindon
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether any pressure has been exerted by the Government of the Republic of Ireland on the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank to appoint Mr Hugh O'Flaherty as a vice-president of the Bank; and [HL3264]
What qualifications in banking and finance (or both) Mr. O'Flaherty possesses that would make him a suitable candidate for a vice-president of the European Investment Bank; and [HL3265]
Why vacancies in the posts of vice-presidents of the European Central Bank are not advertised; and [HL3266]
Whether they will seek to defer the appointment of Mr O'Flaherty as a vice-president of the European Investment Bank until proceedings in the Irish courts seeking an injunction to prevent his appointment have been decided. [HL3267]65WA
§ Lord McIntosh of Haringey
Nominations for posts of vice-president of the European Investment Bank have traditionally been matters for the nominating member state.