Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Civil Service Agencies

(asked on 18th May 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the membership of boards of each of his Department's agencies are (a) women, (b) minority ethnic and (c) disabled people.

Answered by
Amanda Solloway Portrait
Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
This question was answered on 24th May 2021

BEIS sponsors 43 public bodies, including Arm’s Length Bodies (Executive Agencies, Non-Departmental Bodies and Non-Ministerial Departments), statutory officeholders and Public Corporations.

Any Public Appointments to the Boards of these organisations are made by BEIS and are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The diversity statistics for these appointments are reported on a regular basis via the Cabinet Office Public Appointment Data Report. In the most recent report, the proportion of BEIS Public Appointees who identified as female, minority ethnic or having a disability were as follows:



Ethnic Minority


Declared a disability


You can see the report in more detail here:

The Cabinet Office will be publishing the 2019-2020 report in due course.

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