HL Deb 27 June 1996 vol 573 c71WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What proportion of those awarded (a) the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (b) the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George (c) the Royal Victoria Order; and (d) the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (i) as OBE: (ii) as MBE, respectively, in Her Majesty's Birthday Honours List were female.

The Lord Privy Seal (Viscount Cranborne)

The proportion of women included in Her Majesty's Birthday Honours List was as follows:

  1. (a) 14 per cent.
  2. (b) 0 per cent.
  3. (c) 16 per cent.
  4. (d) (i) 17 per cent. (ii) 35 per cent.