HC Deb 28 October 1982 vol 29 c461W
Miss Joan Lestor

asked the Prime Minister, pursuant to her reply of 19 October,Official Report, c. 93, if she will list the initiatives taken by the Government to appoint more women to public bodies.

The Prime Minister

Ministers have made statements in the House of Commons encouraging people to submit the names of women who might be appointed to public bodies; the public appointments unit in the Management and Personnel Office has written to some 300 representatives organisations asking them to nominate people for public appointments and specifying a particular need for female candidates; and the unit have encouraged references in the press to their wish to hear of or from interested women.