HC Deb 27 October 1976 vol 918 c268W
Mrs. Joyce Butler

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many members of the panel set up by him from which lay members of industrial tribunals are chosen are women; what steps he is taking to ensure that the number of women on this panel is increased; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Harold Walker

There are 494 women on the panel. The Government are anxious to increase the proportion of women on the panel so that it reflects as far as possible the composition of the working population. The Government's views on this will be brought once again to the attention of the bodies asked to put forward nominations for the panel when members are next being recruited to it.