Equality: Public Appointments

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 12th February 2014.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Equalities)

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what assessment she has made of whether the recruitment process for non executive directors of Government departments meets equality and diversity guidance used in the wider Civil Service.

Photo of Francis Maude Francis Maude The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Cabinet Office.

The protocol governing enhanced departmental boards in Whitehall is contained in “corporate governance in central government departments: code of good practice 2011”, which requires Departments to pay due attention to diversity.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/220645/corporate_governance_good_practice_july2011.pdf

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