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Written Answers - Appointments to State Boards

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 345.  Deputy Jonathan O’Brien Information on Jonathan O'Brien Zoom on Jonathan O'Brien  asked the Minister for Social Protection Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton  if she will provide a full breakdown by gender of all appointments to State boards since February 2011; the current status of State boards in relation to the percentage of participation of women and men in each one; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17566/12]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton The three statutory bodies operating under the aegis of the Department of Social Protection are the Social Welfare Tribunal, the Citizens Information Board and the Pensions Board. In addition, the Office of the Pensions Ombudsman (which does not have a board) comes under the remit of the Department.

The information sought by the Deputy is set out in the tables:

Appointments to State Boards by Gender since February 2011

Agency/Board Total Male Female
Social Welfare Tribunal 1 0 1
Citizens Information Board 2 1 1
Pensions Board 0 0 0

Percentage of Males/Females currently serving on each Board

Board Number of people currently serving on the Board Male Female Male % Female %
Social Welfare Tribunal 5 4 1 80% 20%
Citizens Information Board 15 7 8 47% 53%
Pensions Board 15 8 7 53% 47%

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