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Public Appointments Unit

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 30 April 2009, Official Report, column 1464W, on public appointments, what financial saving was attributed to the closure of the Public Appointments Unit when it was counted as a Gershon efficiency saving; and what assessment has been made of the effect of the closure on the costs of other Government departments. (287282)

The Cabinet Office Public Appointments Unit was disbanded in July 2007 in response to recommendations arising from the 2006 Capability Review of the Cabinet Office, rather than as a result of the Gershon Review, and its responsibilities transferred elsewhere within the Department.

Costs would be available only at disproportionate cost.