HL Deb 26 January 2005 vol 668 cc49-50WS
Baroness Amos

My right honourable friend the Prime Minister has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

The House of Lords Appointments Commission is responsible for recommending non-party-political appointments to the House of Lords. However, I continue to nominate direct to Her Majesty the Queen a limited number of distinguished public servants on retirement. I have decided that the number of appointments covered under this arrangement will not exceed 10 in any one Parliament.