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Scotland has eleven cabinet ministers (including the Lord Advocate) of whom four are women (36%) and ten deputy ministers (including the Solicitor General), one of whom is a woman. Wales has nine cabinet ministers, four of whom (4 per cent) are women and four deputy ministers of whom three (75%) are women. Although the number of women in the Welsh cabinet has dropped from the 50% of 2003, it remains at a respectable 46.7% representation. Northern Ireland has thirteen cabinet ministers (including the First and Deputy First Ministers) and two junior ministers of which four are women (27%). Arlene Foster (DUP) served briefly as the Northern Ireland First Minister in early 2010 during Peter Robinson's brief stepping down from the post.
Table 1: Current women ministers in devolved governments (as at 11 March 2011)
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