Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017: Committee Stage (Resumed)
David Norris (Independent)
To make a brief comment, in advertisements offering jobs to the public it is almost invariably the case that they ask people to state their experience. On a number of occasions I have been a member of interview boards for jobs and one of the first questions one asks is: "What is your experience in this area?" I see the Minister nodding. This is par for the course. It is an inevitable part of the process of appointment to a job that people are examined on their experience. That is just a fact of life and it is highly appropriate that it be included in this Bill.