§ Mr. Canavan
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what public appointments he has made since 1 November 1992; and what information he has on the political affiliations of those appointed.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
Three appointments have been made to Ministry of Defence executive non-departmental bodies since 1 November 1992. Appointments are made on the basis of aptitude and merit, and political affiliation, if any, is not relevant or recorded.