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Horserace Totalisator Board: Recruitment

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many applications were received by his Department for posts of (a) members of the Independent Strategy Board of the Gambling Commission and (b) non-executive directors of the Tote; how many positions are available for each; and when he expects to make the appointments. (247354)

For the Independent Strategy Board of the Gambling Commission, nine vacancies were advertised and 50 applications were received. Appointments are expected to be made in time for the first board meeting on 4 March 2009.

For the non-executive directors of the Horserace Totalisator Board, two vacancies were advertised and 72 applications were received. I anticipate making these appointments by February 2009.