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Social Landlords: Ethnic Groups

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) black and minority ethnic people and (b) women have served on the boards of registered social landlords in the last five years; how many (i) black and minority ethnic people and (ii) women have served (A) as chair of the board and (B) on the boards of the 50 largest registered social landlords in that period; what proportion of board membership each group represented in that period; and what remuneration the chair of each such board received in each year. (304491)

The Government do not collect information pertaining to housing association board members remuneration. A table containing the remaining information requested is as follows. This includes information on housing association Chairs which cannot be disaggregated:

Female and BME members of RSL governing bodies: 2005-09

Total female governing body members

Total governing body members

Percentage female governing body members

Total BME governing body members

Total governing body members (excluding undisclosed/unknown ethnicity)

Percentage BME governing body members

All RSLs

2005

6872

17971

38.2

2189

17530

12.5

2006

6751

17324

39.0

2252

16904

13.3

2007

6626

17099

38.8

2195

16550

13.3

2008

6650

16855

39.5

2140

16316

13.1

2009

6269

15702

39.9

2051

15322

13.4

50 Largest RSLs

2005

192

604

31.8

84

594

14.1

2006

197

582

33.8

91

579

15.7

2007

194

589

32.9

82

569

14.4

2008

204

620

32.9

91

610

14.9

2009

206

583

35.3

94

563

16.7

Notes:

1. Data are reported as at 31 March each year.

2. Largest 50 RSLs are calculated for each year based on the stock owned and/or managed.

3. BME includes all ethnic groups apart from White British (i.e. White Irish and White Other are included in the definition)

Source:

Regulatory and Statistical Return part P