Select Committee on Public Administration Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Memorandum by Roger Goodier, Chairman, CICAP (PAP 54)

  In reply to your e-mail of 16 April and the PASC "Issues and Questions" document dated 13 March 2002, I set out below my answers to those questions I feel able to answer.

GENERAL

  5.  So long as the independent assessors are informed and independent, the system seems to be satisfactory.

POLITICAL INFLUENCE ON APPOINTMENTS

  7.  (a)  Not in my experience; (b) none.

  12.  Worthy of consideration.

DIVERSITY IN PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS

  13.  I am not convinced that the widest pool of candidates apply. Many who would be appropriate appointments do not have sufficient time to take on appointments.

  15.  Appropriate remuneration is always required. For example, there are specialist medically qualified people who would be suitable candidates but who find the remuneration inadequate.

OTHER ISSUES

  20.  It is not clear to me how independent assessors are appointed. Perhaps their appointments should be more transparent.

  25.  I do not see why not.

Roger Goodier

Chairman, CICAP


 
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