To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan (1) to monitor performance of the Hampton-Alexander review voluntary target for Women on Boards, and (2) to minimise pressure for quotas.
Information on the number of women on FTSE 350 boards is available at:
To monitor progress, Government collects and analyses data on women on boards on a monthly basis, which enables the Review to report annually on the performance of FTSE 350 companies against the target.
Each country has a unique business environment, and we believe that the independent, business-led approach of the Hampton-Alexander Review is the right one for UK business. By continuing to recognise the importance of gender diversity at board level, we believe that UK businesses can achieve the 33% target for women on boards by 2020 without the need for a quota.