I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friend has given careful consideration to this matter. The Chairman of the Panel has power to co-opt individuals for the purpose of carrying out particular inquiries, and my right hon. Friend has instructed him in the exercise of this power to co-opt Mrs. Martin, who is a suitably qualified woman, in all cases in which the matters under investigation substantially affect the interests of women in employment.
Could the right hon. Gentleman say why it is always necessary for women in this House to make a protest before women are included upon these very important advisory committees?