101. If the Gender Institute is to be set up,
we recommend that the proposed management structure should be
given further consideration. We believe it is essential to develop
an efficient, cost-effective structure that is proportionate to
the size of the Institute. We also recommend that the Government
should question the practice of automatically awarding seats on
the Boards of such institutions to every Member State.
102. We recommend that these arrangements should
ensure that the Director of the Institute has adequate authority,
within the limits of proper accountability, and that proper structured
arrangements should be made to ensure that the advice of appropriate
equality organisations and NGOs within Member States will contribute
to the planning and activities of the Institute.
103. We recommend that, if the Institute is to
be set up, it should have an adequate budget to carry out its
Chapter 4The Legal Base
104. We recommend that the Government, together
with the Member States and the Commission, should develop an understanding
of what "incentive measures" means and what kind of
proposals should be adopted on the basis of an "incentive
measures" legal base. Given the current divide in opinion
within the Council, is seems likely that this will not be an easy
105. We recommend that the Government should,
in principle, adopt a consistent line in dealing with legal bases.
We welcome the Government's clarification of how they intend to
approach legal bases for proposals which create agencies and urge
them to ensure that all Departments are aware of the agreed approach.