HL Deb 01 February 1983 vol 438 c798WA
Lord Houghton of Sowerby

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether appointments to be chairman or deputy chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission are reserved for women and, if not, were any male candidates considered in connection with the recent appointment of chairman.

Lord Elton

Men are eligible for appointment to both these posts; and male candidates were included amongst those recently considered for the chairmanship of the commission.