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Lords Lieutenant

Volume 301: debated on Friday 21 November 1997

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To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many Lords and Deputy Lords Lieutenant come from the ethnic minorities; and if he will make a statement. [15167]

Although Lords Lieutenant are appointed by the Queen on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, Deputy Lieutenants are recommended for appointment by Lords Lieutenant. The information sought will take time to complete. I will write to my hon. Friend when it is available and place a copy in the Library.