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Northern Ireland: Nominations To Public Appointments

Volume 621: debated on Monday 29 January 2001

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What is the status of nominations from the government of the Irish Republic for public appointments in Northern Ireland. [HL129]

I refer the noble Lord to the Answer I gave on 30 November (Hansard, col. WA 161). Such nominations are not treated any differently than nominations received from other sources. All public appointments in Northern Ireland are made on the basis of merit.