When it named its four new board members last week, the commission told Third Sector the information was unavailable (<a href="http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/Channels/Governance/Article/666591/New-board-members-Charity-Commission/">Third Sector Online</a>, 26 June).
"This is disappointing," said Guy Parckar, public policy manager at Leonard Cheshire. "Public bodies have a responsibility to ensure disabled people are fully engaged with their work. Monitoring the make-up of the commission's board seems an obvious small step in this direction."
A spokeswoman for the commission said gaining such information would involve asking trustees directly. She was able to confirm, however, that of the 239 applicants, 10 declared a disability. One disabled candidate was shortlisted.