Public Bodies: Transparency in Service Delivery

Part of Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons on 8th July 2021.

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Photo of Fleur Anderson Fleur Anderson Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

It would appear that my lack of donations to the Conservative party makes my chances of becoming a Government non-executive director rather slim, but my question to the Minister today is this: how many non-executive directors currently in post on those Government Department boards to scrutinise Ministers were appointed by Ministers? Will the Minister commit to overhauling that current system for appointing non-executive directors, so that these roles stop just being cushy jobs for friends of Ministers who are being paid over £1,000 a day each of taxpayers’ money?