Employment: Science and Technology — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 20th November 2012.

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Photo of Lord Marland Lord Marland The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills 2:45 pm, 20th November 2012

The noble Baroness quite rightly says that there is an undersupply of women in engineering and, particularly, in manufacturing. I talk to my daughters and they all seem to want to go into fashion, which probably means that they have an alternative career. It is important that we get women into these areas, and there is no barrier to entry for women getting into them. We must encourage them, as we must in all areas.