Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the total membership of each of the five education and library boards; how many female members he has appointed to each of these boards; and if he will make a statement on the level of female representation on the education boards.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
The membership of each of the five Education and Library boards is:
Membership Of whom: are female Belfast 35 7 South-Eastern 35 3 North-Eastern 35 6 Southern 35 7 Western 32 5
In making appointments to Education and Library boards the Department of Education is keen to ensure that boards are representative of a wide range of educational interests. Bodies which are asked to put forward names for consideration are encouraged to include the names of women.