§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many persons were listed in the Welsh Office register for public appointments in each of the last five years; how many in each year were below 40 years of age; and how many in each year were women.332W
§ Mr. Redwood
The departmental register of candidates for public appointment is a running list to which names are frequently added. Information is not available on a calendar year basis, nor is information on the age of candidates recorded centrally. Currently there are 4,096 names on the register, of which 1,135, 27.7 per cent., are women.