To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether her Department seeks references for candidates appointed to public positions which fall under the remit of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
1 February 2022
The Department is committed to ensuring that all appointments under the remit of the Commissioner for Public Appointments, are conducted in accordance with Governance Code on Public Appointments.
As part of the recruitment process, references are taken up for all final candidates.