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Departmental Public Appointments

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales 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. (254247)

Following the devolution settlement in 1999, responsibility for the majority of public appointments that were made by the Secretary of State for Wales was transferred to the National Assembly for Wales.

The exception is appointments to the Boundary Commission Wales. More detailed information about individual appointments is set out in the Boundary Commission Wales’ 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, follows 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 in the Libraries of the House.