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Public Bodies

Volume 708: debated on Wednesday 4 March 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will give the information contained in table 4 (appointments to the boards of public bodies) of Public Bodies 2008, published by the Cabinet Office, in relation to executive non-departmental public bodies only. [HL1214]

To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of female appointees to non-departmental public bodies, and their percentage of total appointees, for each of the past 10 years (a) including, and (b) excluding, Ministry of Justice non-departmental public bodies. [HL1215]

This information is not held centrally. The annual public bodies report provides information on the number of women serving on the boards of non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs), NHS bodies and national public corporations. This information is broken down by department. The Commissioner for Public Appointments's annual report provides information on the total number of women appointed and reappointed to the boards of executive NDPBs during the financial year. Copies of Public Bodies and of the commissioner's annual reports are available from the Libraries of the House. A copy of the commissioner's latest annual report is available from her website at www.publicappointments