Culture: Public Appointments

Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 12th August 2015.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of diversity in the boards and executives of publicly-funded cultural bodies.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)

Government is committed to improving the diversity on it public boards and is working hard to increase the representation of women on them. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has held a number of outreach events and targeted the advertising of its Public Board vacancies to help improve its record on diversity. The latest figures show that 48% of of all new Board appointments went to female applicants, which is an increase from 38% in 2012-13.

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