To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many public appointments he has made since 1 May; and how many and what percentage of these (a) receive remuneration and (b) are of (i) Afro-Caribbean and (ii) Asian origin. 
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has made the following appointments to NDPBs and nationalised industries sponsored by the Department since 1 May:
(b) of the question, I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given today by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.