asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 6 June (WA 184), when was the last occasion when the chair of the Parole Board was a full-time appointment; and why they decided to make it a part-time appointment.[HL6260]
The chair of the Parole Board was a full-time position until 2000. The change to three days a week reflected the assessment of the requirements of this post at that time. We currently see no reason for changing that assessment, although it will be reviewed again when we make a new appointment.