§ Fiona Mactaggart
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many appointments to public bodies have been made through her Department(a) from April 2000 to March 2001 and (b) since 31 March 2001; and how many of these were (i) men and (ii) women. 
§ Tessa Jowell
[holding answer 12 March 2002]The number of men and women appointed, or re-appointed, by Ministers in this Department to bodies sponsored by this Department during the periods in question is as follows:
Period Men Appointed Women appointed 1.4.00–31.3.01 101 52 1.4.01–28.2.02 102 53
This includes appointments to bodies sponsored by my Department where my role is to advise on appointments made by the Prime Minister or, through him, by Her Majesty The Queen. It does not include appointments made to former Home Office public bodies before the Machinery of Government changes in June 2001.