Commons science committee's all-male line-up criticised

Commons science committee's all-male line-up criticised
 

Only men have been put forward as members of the Commons science committee - prompting the chairman to warn about the lack of diversity.
With eight men confirmed, chairman Norman Lamb wrote to Labour and the Conservatives urging them to nominate women for the remaining three places.
He warned the lack of balance could hamper the committee's ability to do its job properly.
Science Minister Jo Johnson agreed, saying it needed "basic legitimacy".
Places on select committees, which scrutinise the work of government departments, are allocated to the different parties who then nominate... read more

 
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