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Departmental Public Appointments

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families 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. (254232)

Information on appointments made by the Department for Children, Schools and Families is published in the Department’s annual report on the Department’s website at

and in press notices issued when individual appointments are made. More detailed information about individual appointments is set out in the relevant body’s annual report and in the body’s relevant legislation.

Vacancies may be advertised on the Cabinet Office Public Appointments website at

Information on individual appointments is provided in the advert and the candidate’s information pack. The process for making a public appointment, including guidance on when to appoint, 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.