Public Appointments

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 22nd February 2000.

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Photo of George Lyon George Lyon Liberal Democrat

Question S1W-3585

To ask the Scottish Executive to provide a list of all the independent members or assessors who have sat on interview panels for appointments to public bodies in Scotland over the last five years, with an indication of how often each individual sat.

Photo of Rt Hon Jack McConnell Rt Hon Jack McConnell Labour

The names of all the independent advisers who have been appointed to the central panel of independent advisers, (established in July 1996), and the names of all appointees to the NHS Health Appointments Advisory Committee (established in 1994) are shown in the lists below. All the appointments were made by Scottish Office Ministers before 1 July 1999. Scottish Executive Ministers have not appointed any independent assessors. Information about how many times individual assessors have sat on interview panels for appointments to public bodies in Scotland is not held centrally.

The Executive has embarked upon a wide-ranging consultation exercise, which invites views on the current public appointments system and possible options for change. Independent scrutiny is a key element of the appointments process and the consultation paper seeks views on the role and appointment of independent assessors, including consideration of whether the composition of appointments panels should vary according to the nature/type of appointments.

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CENTRAL PANEL OF INDEPENDENT ADVISERS:

Professor Kathleen J Anderson

Professor Tom Anderson

Dr Tom Begg

Professor Ewan Brown

Mr Ian Collie

Mr Andrew Cubie

*Mrs Christine Davis

*Mr Alastair Dempster

Mr George Esson

Sir Charles Fraser

*Lady Marion Fraser

Mr Ian Grant

Councillor Charles Gray

*Miss Mary Hartnoll

*Mrs Deirdre Hutton

Mr Roger Kent

Mr Neil McIntosh

*Ms Jane McKay

Mr Hugh MacLean

Dr Calum MacLeod

Councillor Duncan McPherson

*Professor Kathleen Marshall

Ms Anne Mearns

*Lord Provost Eric Milligan

Mr Garth Morrison

*Mr Frank Pignatelli

Mrs Winifred Sherry

Professor Sir William Stewart

Mr Ernie Walker

* Period of appointment September 1998 - 30 June 2002. All other appointments made in July 1996 for a four year term.

HEALTH APPOINTMENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Mr Norman Irons (Chair)

Dr Anthony Toft

Councillor Jean McFadden

Rt. Reverend Mario Conti

Mr Hugh Morison

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