HC Deb 30 April 1998 vol 311 c222W
Jackie Ballard

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what percentage of the (i) paid and (ii) unpaid appointments which he has made to non-departmental public bodies since 1 May 1997 were women. [39407]

Mrs. Liddell

[holding answer 29 April 1998]The Government are committed to increasing the representation of women in public life. In support of this I have drawn up an Action Plan for increasing the number of women and ethnic minorities holding appointments in public bodies of the Chancellor's Departments and Agencies. The information for the NDPBs to which the Chancellor and other Treasury Ministers make appointments is as follows:

Number of appointments since 1 May 1997
Paid Unpaid
Number of women appointed 1
Women as percentage of appointments 20
Number of women appointed 4 appointments
13 re-appointments
Women as percentage of appointments and re-appointments 23.5