Funding Councils

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th March 1988.

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Photo of Mr Tony Marlow Mr Tony Marlow , Northampton North 12:00 am, 15th March 1988

Does my hon. Friend owe her position on the Front Bench to her ability, or to the fact that she is a woman? If the former, will she make sure that, when she appoints people to the funding councils, they also owe their positions to ability, irrespective of gender?