§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what percentage of public appointments made by his Department in 1993 were of women; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Eggar
[holding answer 28 February 1994]: A total of 239 public appointments were made by this Department in 1993. Forty-seven of these appointments-24.5 per cent.—were women. This Department is fully committed to equal opportunities for women in public appointments, and has set itself a goal to increase the number of women in DTI public appointments to 30 per cent. by 1996.