HC Deb 07 May 2002 vol 385 cc62-3W
Mr. Yeo

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list all the outstanding appointments that(a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department have to make, stating for each one (i) the date on which her Department became aware of the vacancy and (ii) when she expects an appointment to be made. [48377]

Tessa Jowell

[holding answer 9 April 2002]: Details of outstanding appointments are set out in the table, indicating current vacant posts. These do not include appointments which have been left open for operational reasons. For the majority of outstanding appointments, my Department would have been aware of the possibility of a vacancy occurring when the decision was made not to reappoint the existing post holder. This is usually six months before their term of appointment ends and we aim to complete the process to identify a successor within four months. In some instances, however, post holders have unexpectedly chosen to stand down before their terms are due to end.

DCMS outstanding board appointments as at 31 March 2002
Body Vacant position Date vacancy arose Expected date of appointment 2002
National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside Member New post May
Resource Member 30 September 2001 July
Member New post July
Theatres Trust Member 5 April 2001 June

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