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Public Appointments

Volume 888: debated on Monday 17 March 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he keeps a list of possible nominees for public bodies and committees to which he is entitled to nominate; how many names are now before him; and how many of them are women.

When appointments to public bodies and committees are being considered my aim is to select persons best fitted for the job in question. One aid to this is to take note of people with appropriate qualifications and experience, and it is always useful to receive information about possible candidates. Since the records are continually being updated there is no settled total at any one time.