§ Mrs. Maddock
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what percentage of public appointments made by his Department were held by women at the most recent date for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Goodlad
The latest published figures, ie those given in "Public Bodies 1993", show that as at 1 April 1993, 25 per cent. of public appointments made by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including the Overseas Development Administration, were held by women. Figures for 1994 are being collected and will be announced in due course.