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Ministerial Appointments

Volume 941: debated on Wednesday 14 December 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish a list of the bodies to which he has appointed members during 1976 and 1977, indicating in each case the number of appointees, and distinguishing between paid and unpaid, male and female, Protestant and Roman Catholic and indicating the trade or profession of each.

Where it is appropriate to do so I have regard, in making appointments, to the need for all sections of the Northern Ireland community to be represented, but, in accordance with the law, I do not discriminate on grounds of religious belief for or against any person or class of persons. It would, therefore, be inappropriate to publish figures about appointees' religion. A person's trade or profession is not necessarily relevant to all the appointments I make, but in so far as the latter is available and in reply to the remainder of the Question the information is as follows:

Appointees
BodyYearTotal numberPaidUnpaidMaleFemaleTrades/Professions
Police Authority for Northern Ireland19761919163Company directors4
Traders2
Engineers1
Doctor1
Solicitor1
Farmers4
Civil servant1
Trade unionists2
Housewife1
Schoolteacher1
Social worker1
Police Complaints Board for Northern Ireland19776651Housewife1
Dentist1
Academics2
Former trade unionists2
Rathgeal and Whiteabbev Training School1976222Insurance broker1
Administrator1
1977151596Clergymen3
Businessmen3
Professional and former Social workers4
Building worker1
Retired trade unionist1
Housewife1
Unknown2
HM Prison, Belfast (Board of Visitors)19762121156Not known
19774431Not known
HM Prison, Armagh (Board of Visitors)1976131367Not known
HM Prison, Magilligan (Board of Visitors)19762121174Not known
19772211Not known
HM Prison, Maze (Board of Visitors)19762121138Not known
1977101082Not known
Visiting Committees, Millisle Borstal1976151596Not known
Maze Borstal1976121284Not known
Magilligan Borstal19769981Not known
Criminal Legal Aid Taxation Panel1976222Members of Legal profession
1977111Member of Legal profession

Appointees
BodyYearTotal numberPaidUnpaidMaleFemaleTrades/Professions
Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights1976111Retired General Secretary of Inland Revenue Staff Federation.
1977111192Retired trade unionists3
Academics2
Businessmen2
Barristers2
Housewife1
Former computer engineer1
Council for Education and Training of Health Visitors (Northern Ireland rep. on United Kingdom Body)1977111Academic1
Planning Appeals Commission19762 Full-time Commrs.2Full-time Professional Commissioners2
5 Part-time Commrs.741Businessmen1
Retailer1
Farmer1
Retired civil servant1
Barrister1
Water Appeals Commission19771 Part-time Commr.11Qualified engineer
Magistrates' Courts Rules Committee1977111Resident magistrate
County Courts Rules Committee1977333Solicitor1
Clerks of the Crown and Peace2
Northern Ireland Economic Council1976111Businesswoman
1977151515Academic1
ReconstitutedTrade unionists5
Former accountant1
Company directors3
General managers3
Administrator1
Central Council for Agricultural and Horticultural Co-op (Northern Ireland rep. on United Kingdom Body)1977111Farmer
Home Grown Cereals Authority (Northern Ireland rep. on United Kingdom Body)1976111Farmer
United Kingdom Eggs Authority (Northern Ireland rep. on United Kingdom Body)1977111Farmer
British Wool Marketing Board (Northern Ireland rep. on United Kingdom Body)1977111Farmer