§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many commissioners they have appointed to the Equality Commission and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission since March 1999; how many staff each body has employed since that date; and whether, for each body, they will state the gender, age, ethnic origins and community background of these staff and the part of Northern Ireland (if any) with which they regard themselves as being most closely associated. [HL3267]4WA
§ Baroness Amos
Both the Equality Commission and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission are independent bodies and as a result are responsible for recruiting their own staff.
The chief commissioners to both bodies have been asked to write to the noble Lord.
I can provide the details requested for the commissioners of both bodies.