Written Answers. - Local Appointments Commission Board.

Trevor Sargent

Question:

53 Mr. Sargent asked the Taoiseach the number of Local Appointments Commission Boards which sat in 1995; the percentage of such Local Appointments Commission Boards which had a female member; and the percentage of applicants who were female. [8789/96]

In 1995 there were 120 Local Appointments Commission Interview Boards held. Fifty-five of these (or 46 per cent) had at least one female board member. The total number of applicants was 4,386 of whom 833 (or 19 per cent) were female.