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Public Appointments

International Development 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 International Development 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 Alan Duncan Alan Duncan The Minister of State, Department for International Development

In 2010-11 four people were appointed by the Office of the Commissioner of Public Appointments (OCPA) and two in 2011-12.

The OCPA 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. OCPA does not collect information regarding candidates' religion.

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

Copies are available in the House of Commons Library.

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