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More diversity in public appointments

Published: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 18:07:34

Harriet Harman, Minister for Women & Equality, and Ed Miliband, Cabinet Office Minister, announced new measures to increase the number of women, disabled people, and black, Asian and minority ethnic people appointed to the boards of public bodies, so that they reflect the wider population.

Only a third (34.4%) of public appointees are currently women, although women make up more than half of the population. The Government intends to increase the number of women appointees to at least 40% by 2011.
To read more visit the Cabinet Office website.

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