§ Mr. Willis
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills who is responsible for appointing(a) the chair and (b) the board of trustees of the (i) British Educational Communications and Technology Agency, (ii) National College of School Leadership, (iii) Teacher Training Agency, (iv) Technology College Trust and (v) Centre for Information on Language Teaching. 
§ Mr. Ivan Lewis
[holding answer 19 June 2002]: The information requested is listed below:
- (i)(ii) and (iii) my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Skills is responsible for the appointments of the chairs and board members of the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA), National College of School Leadership (NCSL) and the Teacher Training Agency (TTA). Appointments to all three bodies are made in accordance with the guidance issued by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments (OCPA).
- (iv) The chair of the Technology Colleges Trust (TCT) is appointed by the Trust's Council of Management (Council). Members of the TCT's Council are appointed in accordance with the Trust's Articles of Association.
- (v) The chair and governors of the Centre for information on Language Teaching (CILT) are appointed by the governors. The governors consult and involve a range of other bodies that have an interest in the work of the CILT, to assist in selecting suitable persons to appoint.