(2) why the right hon. Member for Leicester, East was informed by her Department that responsibilities for the appointment of Lords Lieutenant has been passed to the Office of the Prime Minister.
The Department does not hold records of all Deputy Lords Lieutenant appointed since 1997. I will however, obtain a list of all Deputy Lords Lieutenant in post and write to the hon. Member with the information and copies will be placed in the Libraries of the House.
The Prime Minister is responsible for advising the Queen on the appointment of Lords Lieutenant. This is a long-standing responsibility.