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The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Jay of Paddington): PricewaterhouseCoopers have been appointed to assist in the recruitment of the Chairman and independent members of the House of Lords Appointments Commission.
The firm of recruitment consultants successfully tendered for the job of trawling and sifting applications and identifying suitable candidates, who must be politically impartial, for the Chair and the three independent members of the Commission. The appointments will be done under the principles of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.
As well as using their expertise to identify potential candidates, they will be running a national press advertising campaign to attract as many suitably qualified people as possible from the widest possible field.
|Full Representatives||Substitute Members|
|David Atkinson MP||Malcolm Bruce MP|
|Sir Sydney Chapman MP||The Right Honourable The Lord Clinton-Davis|
|Michael Colvin MP||Ms Ann Cryer MP|
|Tom Cox MP||Michael Hancock CBE MP|
|Lawrence Cunliffe MP||Robert Jackson MP|
|Bill Etherington MP||Ms Jenny Jones MP|
|Paul Flynn MP||The Lord Judd|
|Ms Maria Fyfe MP||The Baroness Knight of Collingtree DBE|
|The Lord Kirkhill||The Lord Lucas of Crudwell|
|Kevin McNamara MP||Ms Christine McCafferty MP|
|Jim Marshall MP||Gwyn Prosser MP|
|Edward O'Hara MP||Sydney Rapson MP|
|The Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede||Ms Geraldine Smith MP|
|The Lord Russell-Johnston||David Taylor MP|
|John D Taylor MP||Rudi Vis MP|
|John Townend MP||John Wilkinson MP|
|Jimmy Wray MP||David Wilshire MP|
|Anthony Wright MP|
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath): The Secretary of State for Health is responsible for the appointment of chairs and non-executives to the boards of National Health Service Trusts in England. The responsibilities of chairs and non-executives and the skills and qualities required are set out in the information pack sent to all people who express an interest in these posts, copies of which are in the Library.
Annual remuneration for chairs is set at three levels, based on the turnover of the trust: band 1 at £19,825; band 2 at £17,625; and band 3 at £15,550. All non-executive board members are entitled to receive remuneration of £5,140 per annum.
Whether the statements contained in the document, Critical Care: Lines to Take, issued to National Health Service administrators, are a true reflection of the current state of the National Health Service.[HL602]
A case of a woman, resident in the United Kingdom at the time of death, has been linked with fertility treatment received when she lived in Australia. This case is reflected in the monthly figures that are published by the Department of Health.
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: Professor Blain was appointed as a member of the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment's Working Group on Organophosphates because he had appropriate expertise and was not involved with any pending litigation.
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: Primary care groups, working with health authorities and others, will decide how best to respond to national priorities and local needs within their health improvement programme. This in turn sets the framework within which the health authority and its primary care groups can commission services. Specific guidance was issued in October 1998 (HSC 1998/198), which set out the new arrangements for commissioning all health services, including maternity services.
The Minister for Science, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Sainsbury of Turville): The Chancellor announced on 11 January 2000 a unilateral UK ban on export credits in respect of "unproductive expenditure" to 63 of the world's poorest countries. This initiative follows the UK's unilateral two-year ban on export credits for unproductive expenditure to Heavily Indebted Poor Countries announced in September 1997. This is now being extended indefinitely and widened to cover all countries which are only eligible to borrow from the World Bank on highly concessional terms.
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