§ Jackie Ballard
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many and what percentage of the (i) paid and (ii) unpaid appointments which she has made to non-departmental public bodies since 1 May 1997 were women. 
§ Mr. Foulkes
Since 1 May 1997, the Secretary of State has made 13 new public appointments—all of them unpaid. Five of them (38%) were women.