Parades Commission

House of Lords written question – answered on 9th July 2014.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the process used in the recent appointment of the Chairman and Members of the Northern Ireland Parades Commission.

Photo of Baroness Randerson Baroness Randerson Lords Spokesperson (Northern Ireland Office), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

The recent appointments to the Parades Commission for Northern Ireland were regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. In accordance with the Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies, these appointments were made on merit following a fair and open appointments process. All stages of the process were undertaken by a selection panel, which was chaired by a Public Appointments Assessor allocated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments, and included an independent member.

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