§ Miss Joan Lestor
asked the Minister for Trade how many (a) men and (b) women he has appointed to public bodies in the past year; and what is the total number of men and women appointed by his Department to serve on public bodies.
§ Mr. Sproat
During the calendar year 1981, 306 men and 152 women were appointed to public bodies by my Department. The total number of people appointed by my Department was 838 men and 347 women, as at 31 December 1981.