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Government: Composition

Volume 698: debated on Monday 21 January 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they intend to extend their policy that the Civil Service should be representative of the population which it serves in respect of gender, black and minority ethnic and disability representation to ensuring that the Cabinet and other ministerial ranks are similarly representative. [HL1182]

The Prime Minister of the day organises departments and appoints Ministers as necessary to deliver the Government's objectives and priorities.