HC Deb 19 January 1988 vol 125 c616W
13. Mr. Corbyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps he will take to ensure that women are properly represented on the proposed National Curriculum Council and the National Exams and Assessment Council.

Mrs. Rumbold

Our first priority must be to appoint as members people with the relevant knowledge and experience so that the councils undertake effective, informed and independent roles. In doing so, we shall apply Government policy, which is that women are to be considered equally with men when appointments are made to public bodies; and we therefore expect several of their members to be women.