HC Deb 02 May 2001 vol 367 c699W
18. Mr. Robathan

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on how many occasions since May 1997 the Public Appointments Commission has rejected candidates on the grounds of political affiliation. [159115]

Mr. Stringer

The Commissioner for Public Appointments is responsible for overseeing the process for appointments to public bodies. She has no involvement in individual appointment decisions.