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Public Bodies

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many of the public bodies for which he is responsible hold meetings in public; and if he will list them.

The following public bodies meetings in public:

  • Industrial Tribunals
  • Employment Appeal Tribunal
  • Civil Service Arbitration Tribunal
  • Central Arbitration Committee (for hearings into complaints about non disclosure of information).

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment, pursuant to his reply of 6 July, Official Report, columns 107–8, whether he takes into account the interests of chairpersons and members of the boards of executive non-departmental public bodies when making appointments to these bodies; and what steps he takes to identify relevant interests.

Yes, appropriate steps are taken to avoid a conflict of interests, depending on the appointment.