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Defence Export Services: Public Appointments

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the post of Head of Defence Export Services was advertised; and in what publications. (138931)

The post of Head of Defence Export Services has yet to be advertised, but when it is, it will feature in at least one national newspaper and appear on the Civil Service Recruitment Gateway.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who is on the selection panel that will appoint the new Head of Defence Export Services. (138932)

Membership of the selection panel has not yet been settled, but it is likely to be chaired by a Civil Service Commissioner.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to be able to announce the appointment of the new Head of Defence Export Services. (138933)

The process to find a successor to Alan Garwood as Head of Defence Export Services is expected to take between three and six months. The outcome will be announced as soon as it has been concluded.