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Public Appointments: Parliamentary Scrutiny

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will include in the list of posts deemed suitable for pre-appointment scrutiny all (a) public sector regulators, (b) permanent secretaries of Government Departments, (c) heads of the judiciary and (d) heads of the police and security services. (254621)

The list of posts suitable for pre-appointment hearings was agreed with the Liaison Committee and published on 2 June 2008 in “Pre-appointment hearings by select committees: Government Response to the Committee’s First Report of Session” 2007-08 (HC594). There are no plans to amend the list.