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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.
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.