House of Lords: Appointments
House of Lords
Baroness Seccombe (Deputy Chief Whip, Whips; Conservative)
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What arrangements are in place for the selection of the chairman of the House of Lords Appointments Commission and for Parliament to scrutinise that appointment.
Baroness Ashton of Upholland (President of the Council, Privy Council Office; Labour)
The Prime Minister announced on
Lord Jay has been selected in accordance with the code of practice issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The code requires openness and transparency, independent scrutiny of the appointments process and appointment on merit. In keeping with the Government's commitment to increase parliamentary scrutiny of key public appointments, Lord Jay appeared before the Public Administration Select Committee on