NHS Trust Chairmen: Appointment Details
Baroness Gardner of Parkes asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many Chairmen of NHS Trusts whose term of appointment ended on 31 October or 30 November and who served only one term have not been reappointed and how many of these were women.
Baroness Jay of Paddington: To date, 23 chairmen who had served only one term and stood for reappointment have not been reappointed. Of these, seven were women. All appointees are advised that there can be no presumption of reappointment at the end of any term of appointment served.
House of Lords: Reform
Lord Bethell asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they approve the principle of an elected upper house, or second chamber, of parliament; whether they believe that members of an elected upper house, or second chamber, should be remunerated and provided with secretarial and research assistance at a level enjoyed by Members of the House of Commons; and what powers should be transferred from the House of Commons to this elected upper house, or second chamber.
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The Lord Privy Seal (Lord Richard): The Government will bring forward their proposals for fulfilling their manifesto commitments on reforming the House of Lords in due course.
Zimbabwe: UK Aid
Lord Brabazon of Tara asked Her Majesty's Government:
What was the total amount of aid given to Zimbabwe, including both bilateral aid and the United Kingdom's share of European Union aid, for each of the last five years; and what is projected for the next three years.
Lord Whitty: The British aid programme to Zimbabwe for the financial years 1992-93 to 1996-97 was:
1992-93: £39.1 million
1993-94: £24.6 million
1994-95: £27.5 million
1995-96: £14.8 million
1996-97: £11.1 million
The UK share of multilateral aid to Zimbabwe, including that through the EU, for the calendar years 1991 to 1995 (the most up-to-date figures available), was:
1991: £1.7 million, of which £1.1 million through the EU
1992: £6.7 million, of which £2.1 million through the EU
1993: £9.1 million, of which £5.7 million through the EU
1994: £15.8 million, of which £10.6 million through the EU
1995: £7.4 million, of which £6.3 million through the EU
Future aid levels to Zimbabwe will depend on the Zimbabwe Government's commitment to the reduction of poverty, which will be the basis for consideration of the possibility of establishing a partnership as explained in the White Paper on international development.
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