Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 6th March 2012.

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Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Conservative, Gosport 6th March 2012

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what recent discussions her Department has had with the (a) Bank of England and (b) HM Treasury on the reasons for the absence of women on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee.

Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 6th March 2012

I have had no specific discussions with the Bank of England or Treasury regarding women on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).

The appointment of the four external members of the MPC is the responsibility of the Chancellor. Appointments to the MPC are made on merit and diversity is always an important consideration.

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