HC Deb 02 November 1989 vol 159 c327W
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.

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