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Departmental Public Appointments

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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. (254245)

Information on appointments made by the Department is published in the Northern Ireland Office's Annual Report on the Department's website:

More detailed information about individual appointments is set out in the relevant body’s Annual Report. Vacancies may be advertised on the Cabinet Office Public Appointments website at The process for making a public appointment, including guidance on political activity and eligibility criteria, complies with the Cabinet Office publication “Making and Managing Public Appointments”. For appointments regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments, the appointments process also complies with the “Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies”. Copies are available in the Libraries of the House.