Steps to ensure openness include open advertising of all vacancies on the public appointments website. Feedback data from the website show a wide cross-section of people expressing an interest in public appointments.
I am sure that all hon. Members accept that it is important to listen to the opinions of people from all political parties. Cabinet Office public appointments are made in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments code of practice, which provides a clear guide to the steps required to ensure a fair, open and transparent appointments process.