Women: Businesses — Motion to Take Note

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:54 pm on 21st January 2016.

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Photo of Baroness Wheatcroft Baroness Wheatcroft Conservative 5:54 pm, 21st January 2016

My Lords, I thank the Minister for her reply. Her determination to increase the women’s input into the economy is clear, and I have no doubt that she will succeed. I thank everyone who has taken part in the debate today; we have heard some excellent speeches on a wide-ranging band of experience.

We have also heard two brilliant maiden speeches. When I made mine, I took the opportunity to apologise to anyone in this House whom I might have offended by what I had written in a previous incarnation. However, the noble Baroness, Lady Lane-Fox, was not a Member at that stage, so I take this opportunity to apologise to her. It was clear from her speech today that such is her passion for getting more women involved in tech, and for spreading the tech gospel, that it would be impossible ever to overhype the noble Baroness.

I know that the clock is against me so I shall wind up there. I thank all noble Lords for taking part.

Motion agreed.