To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S1W-18802 by Angus MacKay on 19 November 2001, whether it will list the number of (a) public appointments made to non-departmental public bodies, (b) appointees that declared a political affiliation and (c) appointees affiliated to each of the political parties in Scotland since 1 April 2001.
There have been 381 appointments and re-appointments made within the period 1 April 2001 to 20 September 2002. Of these, 293 (77%) declared no political activity. Details of the 88 (23%) who did declare political activity are as follows:
Political activity in support of: