HC Deb 19 November 2002 vol 394 cc43-4W
44. Ms Dari Taylor

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress has been made by his Department in encouraging the number of women seeking public appointments. [81367]

Mr. Alexander

The Public Appointments Unit, in my Department, seeks to raise awareness of public appointments and actively encourages women to seek such appointments. It has participated in a national outreach campaign of regional seminars led by the Ministers for Women and organised by the Women and Equality Unit, to encourage more women to apply for national public appointments. These seminars have reached over 2,000 women from diverse backgrounds across the country.