HC Deb 13 May 2003 vol 405 c133W
27. Mr. Luke

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress is being made to increase the number of members of ethnic minorities who take up public appointments. [112594]

Mr. Alexander

Good progress is being made. "Public Bodies 2002" published on 31 January 2003, showed that members of ethnic minorities held 6.2 per cent. of public appointments, up from 4.8 per cent. in the previous year.