Public Company Boards
Women and Equalities
Anne McIntosh (Thirsk and Malton, Conservative)
Although those measures are undoubtedly welcome, can the Minister explain why we fall so woefully short of our competitors in other European countries and elsewhere? Will she reflect on how many new members of boards will be appointed as a result of those measures, bearing in mind that, as my hon. Friend Sir Peter Bottomley said, they should be appointed on the basis of merit and ability?