Women’s Business Council

Part of Women and Equalities – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 5th September 2013.

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Photo of Margot James Margot James Conservative, Stourbridge 9:30 am, 5th September 2013

I thank my right hon. Friend for that answer. The Women’s Business Council report found that 22% of the gender pay gap is caused by the low pay levels of industries and occupations in which more women work. What are the Government doing to encourage more girls to select science, technology, engineering and maths—the STEM subjects—at school and university, so that they can consider careers in engineering and ICT?