§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of those submitted by the independent selection process for nomination as independent members of English police authorities were(a) women, (b) from ethnic minorities, (c) from the voluntary sector, (d) businessmen, (e) educationists and (f) lawyers; and what proportion (i) of each group and (ii) in total remained on the list after the Home Office review of the suggested names.
§ Mr. Maclean
Nominations have been received in respect of 36 of the 37 English police authorities. The Home Secretary has considered 35 of these, and the information is as follows: