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Culture: Public Appointments

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 1866, tabled on 10 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of diversity in the boards and executives of publicly-funded cultural bodies.

Answered on

12 August 2015

Government is committed to improving the diversity on it public boards and is working hard to increase the representation of women on them. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has held a number of outreach events and targeted the advertising of its Public Board vacancies to help improve its record on diversity. The latest figures show that 48% of of all new Board appointments went to female applicants, which is an increase from 38% in 2012-13.