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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 526: debated on Friday 1 April 2011

Ministerial Corrections

Friday 1 April 2011

House of Commons Commission

Females

To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, representing the House of Commons Commission, what proportion of (a) members of the House of Commons Management Board, (b) heads of department of the House of Commons and (c) heads of each office or service in each House of Commons department are women.

[Official Report, 18 March 2011, Vol. 525, c. 695W.]

Letter of correction from Mr John Thurso:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson) on 18 March 2011.

The full answer given was as follows: (47823)

The information is as follows:

(a) The House of Commons Management Board comprises the Clerk of the House (Chair), the Directors General of the four departments of the House and the Director of PICT, which is a joint department of the two Houses. There is also an external member. The proportion of women is 17%. A new department, the Department of Finance, will be launched on 1 April 2011. The Head of the new department will sit on the Management Board, and her presence will alter the proportion of women on the Board to 29%. (b) The proportion of women who are heads of the four current departments of the House is zero and will rise to 20% of five departments in April. If PICT is included, the figures are 17.5% and 33% respectively. (c) Currently, there are 27 Directors/Heads of Office. 10 of these (43%) are women. If PICT is included, the figure is 37%.

The correct answer should have been:

The information is as follows:

(a) The House of Commons Management Board comprises the Clerk of the House (Chair), the Directors General of the four departments of the House and the Director of PICT, which is a joint department of the two Houses. There is also an external member. The proportion of women is 17%. A new department, the Department of Finance, will be launched on 1 April 2011. The Head of the new department will sit on the Management Board, and her presence will alter the proportion of women on the Board to 29%. (b) The proportion of women who are heads of the four current departments of the House is zero and will rise to 20% of five departments in April. If PICT is included, the figures are 20% and 33% respectively. (c) Currently, there are 23 Directors/Heads of Office below Head of Department level. 10 of these (43%) are women. If PICT is included, the figure is 37%.

Work and Pensions

Employment Support Services

The following is the answer given by the Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the hon. Member for Basingstoke (Maria Miller) relating to questions from the hon. Member for Milton Keynes South (Iain Stewart) and the hon. Member for Battersea (Jane Ellison) during Work and Pensions Question Time on 28 March 2011.

3. When he plans to respond to the review of employment support services for disabled people conducted by Liz Sayce. (49040)

10. When he plans to respond to the review of employment support services for disabled people conducted by Liz Sayce. (49047)

Liz Sayce is due to submit her independent review of specialist disability employment services by the summer of 2012. We look forward to her recommendations and will respond in due course.

[Official Report, 28 March 2011, Vol. 526, c. 3.]

Letter of correction from Maria Miller:

An error has been identified in the oral answer given on 28 March 2011.

The correct answer should have been:

Liz Sayce is due to submit her independent review of specialist disability employment services in summer 2011. We look forward to her recommendations and will respond in due course.