§ Ms. Harman
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list all the advisory committees whose members are appointed by him; and, in respect of each such committee, how many of the members are women and how many are men.
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
The advisory committees whose members are appointed by me are listed in Her Majesty's 389W Stationery Office publication "Public Bodies" published by the Management and Personnel Office. A copy of the most recent edition called "Public Bodies 1982", is held by the Library. A new edition, to be called "Public Bodies 1983", is being prepared; this will show the number and gender of appointees as at 1 July 1983. The following list shows those advisory committees to which I make appointments, together with the required details of membership as they will appear in the Department of the Environment section of "Public Bodies 1983".
Appointments as at 1 July 1983 Name of Body Chairman Deputy etc. Members Ancient Monuments Board for England 1 male — 14 male, 3 female Building Regulations Advisory Committee 1 male — 18 male Building Research Establishment Advisory Committee 1 male — 10 male Commission on Energy and the Environment* — — — Historic Buildings Council for England 1 female — 20 male, 1 female Local Government Boundary Commission for England 1 male 1 male 3 male, 1 female London Housing Staff Commission 1 male — 2 male New Town Staff Commission 1 male — 1 male, 1 female Property Advisory Group 1 male — 12 male, 1 female Property Services Agency Advisory Board 1 male — 12 male Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee 1 male — 14 male, 1 female Regional Councils for Sport and Recreation 9 male 18 male 49 male, 8 female [952 male, 134 female]† Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution 1 male — 11 male, 2 female * The Commission is in abeyance. † I do not appoint those members whose details appear in square brackets.