HC Deb 07 November 2002 vol 392 c815W
Keith Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with(a) Ms Beverley Bernard and (b) Mr. Trevor Phillips about the chairmanship of the CRE. [78864]

Mr. Blunkett

The Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) is a public appointment governed by the Nolan rules. Ministerial involvement in the process is limited to making the final appointment from a shortlist of candidates drawn up independently by an advisory panel which includes an independent assessor.