§ Fiona Mactaggart
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many appointments to public bodies have been made through his Department(a)from April 2000 to March 2001 and (b)since 31 March 2001; and how many of these were (i) men and (ii) women. 
§ Dr. John Reid
Of 64 appointments (including reappointments) to Northern Ireland Office public bodies in the period 1 April 2000 to 31 March 2001, 40 were men and 24 were women. For the period 1 April 2001 to 25 March 2002, 13 new appointments' were made; nine were men and four were women.1Figures, which include reappointments, will be available in early summer 2002.