HC Deb 29 March 1999 vol 328 c461W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many people from ethnic communities sit on rent tribunals covering the Greater London area; and if he will make a statement. [78533]

Mr. Raynsford

There are six members from ethnic minorities appointed to sit on rent tribunals in the Greater London area. This represents seven per cent. of the total membership of the London Rent Assessment Panel, from which rent tribunals are drawn. We want to see the proportion of tribunal members from ethnic minorities more closely reflect that in the national population. Three of the members from ethnic minority communities have been appointed since September 1998.