Further to my previous post Where is Tony Redmond's replacement?
We have now received more information from the DCLG in response to a request for an internal review of an earlier FOI request.
1. The interviews were held on 15 February 2011.
2. 25 candidates applied for the post and four were interviewed.
3. The Department does not currently hold information on the planned date for the successful candidate to take up office.
4. The final selection has not yet taken place.
However, it still doesn't explain why they took so long to start the recruitment process. Especially since they knew Tony Redmond was going to retire in November 2010 when he was recruited in 2001.
I think there is still an unknown reason for the extraordinary delay.