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Departmental Public Appointments

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which of the public appointments for which his Department is responsible are due to be (a) renewed and (b) filled in the next 24 months; what the (i) remit, (ii) salary, (iii) political restriction, (iv) eligibility requirement and (v) timetable for each appointment is; and what records his Department keeps in respect of such appointments. (254240)

The Appointments Commission recruit and appoint public appointees on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health. Appointments are made on merit and are regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The appointments do not carry with them a salary as they are not employees, but appointees are usually remunerated for their work either annually, per meeting or through receiving expenses. Levels of remuneration vary according to the type of body.

We have asked the Appointments Commission to write to the right hon. Member with further more detailed information.