House of Lords: Appointments - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:29 am on 30th January 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Hayman Baroness Hayman Crossbench 11:29 am, 30th January 2020

But, my Lords, would the Minister accept that there has been concern and support for reform of the role of the appointments commission, particularly putting it on a statutory basis and making explicit the criteria against which it judges applications? Does he accept that, at a time when we are trying to re-create trust in our institutions, the casuistry of the different criteria for assessing appointments to the Cross Benches and those nominated by the political parties causes problems regarding suitability and capacity to participate in the work of the House, and that it would be helpful to have very similar criteria for both sets of appointments?