HC Deb 10 June 2002 vol 386 c967W
Mrs. Calton

To ask the Minister for Women what estimate she has made of the number of female councillors. [59080]

Mrs. Roche

I have been asked to reply.

Based on their census of councillors in England and Wales, the Improvement and Development Agency and the Employers' Organisation for Local Government estimate that, as at May 2001, there were approximately 5,900 female councillors in England and Wales.