British Council: Public Appointments

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 25th April 2017.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of the British Council board are (a) women, (b) from black or minority ethnic backgrounds, (c) disabled or (d) from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The British Council has advised that it carries out equality monitoring of its Board of Trustees. As of 31 March 2017, the proportion of the British Council Board of Trustees that identified as women was 31%; the proportion from minority ethnic backgrounds was 23%. No board members stated they were disabled. The British Council do not currently collect data on board members' socio-economic backgrounds.

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