§ 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:
- (a) 14 per cent.
- (b) 0 per cent.
- (c) 16 per cent.
- (d) (i) 17 per cent. (ii) 35 per cent.