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Public Appointments

Education written question – answered on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Labour, West Bromwich East

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many appointments and reappointments he has made to public bodies since May 2010; and which candidates for those posts have declared political activity since May 2010.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

Since May 2010, the Secretary of State for Education, my right hon. Friend Michael Gove, has made a total of 33 new appointments and 10 reappointments to public appointment positions within its public bodies. These are all non-civil servant appointments.

Declarations of political affiliation by public appointees have been recorded since April 2012. Those records indicate that five public appointees declared a political affiliation: Alan Milburn, Gillian Shephard, Christian Guy, Francis Plowden and Neil O'Brien.

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