HC Deb 05 December 1973 vol 865 cc418-9W
Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will appoint a woman to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board when a vacancy occurs.

Mr. R. Carr

Members of the board—who are required by the scheme to be legally qualified, are appointed by myself and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland after consultation with my right hon. and noble Friend the Lord Chancellor. We shall bear well in mind the desirability of appointing a suitably qualified woman to the board when an opportunity arises.