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Public Appointments

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 1st May 2002.

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Photo of Anne Begg Anne Begg Labour, Aberdeen South

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on his responsibilities relating to senior and public appointments; and what progress has been made towards the Cabinet Office Diversity in Public Appointments policy and targets.

Photo of John Prescott John Prescott Deputy Prime Minister, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and First Secretary of State, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

Cabinet Office Ministers make appointments to the following bodies sponsored by the Cabinet Office and its agencies:

Advisory Committee on Advertising

Advisory Committee on Business Appointments

Better Regulation Taskforce

Civil Service Appeal Board

Committee on Standards in Public Life

Honours Scrutiny Committee

House of Lords Appointments Commission

Security Commission

Security Vetting Appeals Board

Senior Salaries Review Board

Women's National Commission.

Appointments to the Equal Opportunities Commission which is sponsored by the Cabinet Office are made by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.

In addition the Minister for the Cabinet Office, in his capacity as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, makes appointments to the Advisory Committees on Justices of the Peace in Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

"Public Bodies: Opening Up Public Appointments 2002–05" sets out for each Department specific targets for increasing diversity on the boards of the public bodies it sponsors and the action that will be taken to ensure that the targets are met and for monitoring progress. Copies of the publication are available in the Library of the House.

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