HC Deb 25 October 1982 vol 29 c286W
20. Miss Joan Lestor

asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many women currently hold places on the boards of public sector industries for which he is responsible; what is his policy on appointing women candidates to such posts; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Norman Lamont:

There is currently only one woman on the boards of the public sector industries for which my right hon. Friend is responsible. The policy on making appointments is to select the best candidate available for the post in question. I would like to see more women appointed, and my Department is seeking to identify more suitable women.