§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what advice has been issued to his Department by the Commissioner for Public Appointments on the need to identify political activity by persons(a) appointed and (b) re-appointed to executive non-departmental public bodies; and what guidelines his Department currently follows in this area. 
§ Mr. Hague
Guidance on new procedures is being prepared which will take full account of the First Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, Cm 28501, and the principles and guidance published in April 1996 by the Commissioner for Public Appointments on appointments to executive non-departmental public bodies and NHS bodies. It will take effect by the target date of 1 July 1996.