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Public Appointments

Home Department written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people she appointed to public bodies in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; (i) how many and (ii) what proportion of those appointees were (A) black or from an ethnic minority, (B) Hindu, (C) Muslim and (D) Chinese in each of those years; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The number of new and reappointments made to Home Office public bodies between April 2010 and March 2012 is as follows:

Period New appointments Reappointments Total.
1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011 27 30 57
1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 5 11 16

All of these appointments and reappointments were to bodies regulated by the commissioner for public appointments. The commissioner collates and publishes information on the number of appointments of candidates from ethnic minority backgrounds; however this information is not broken down by ethnic group.

Copies of the 2010-11 and 2011-12 annual reports are available at:

Copies are available in the Library of the House.

The commissioner does not collect information regarding candidates' religion.

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