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Women Councillors

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

18. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her response to the report of the Councillors Commission is, with particular reference to means of increasing the number of women councillors. (206439)

The Government are concerned that only 29 per cent. of councillors are women. We established the Councillors Commission last year to consider how to get a wider range of people to become councillors. We will respond to the Councillors Commission report in the Empowerment White Paper, to be published in the summer.