To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2019 to Question 211336 on Commonwealth Games 2022, what discussions he held with the Prime Minister prior to the appointment of Non-Executive Directors to the Birmingham Organising Committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
All shortlisted candidates applied by open competition, were assessed and interviewed against the published criteria as set in the role specification. Appointments were made in line with the process for public appointments and the Governance Code for Public Appointments. As I stated in my previous answer, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is the appointing minister. The Prime Minister was notified about all five successful candidates for the Non-Executive Directors roles by the Secretary of State.