HC Deb 04 November 1986 vol 103 cc397-8W
Ms. Clare Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish, in the same format as the answer of 5 July 1985, Official Report, columns 301–3, the latest available estimates of: (a) recipients of housing benefit not on supplementary benefit, (b) the numbers of households affected by the rent taper change to be introduce in April 1987 and (c) the number of households

hon. Friend the Prime Minister, we shall be seeking to appoint women to a larger proportion of the appointments than in the past. We shall also, of course, always seek to ensure that each health authority's membership reflects as far as possible the community it serves.