FTSE Women Leaders Review

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 18th July 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Goudie Baroness Goudie Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how often the Hampton-Alexander Review has appeared on a (1) Cabinet Committee, and (2) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy management meeting agendas in the last two years.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Diversity and Inclusion in the boardroom and workplace is a hugely important element of building an economy that works for all. The Government is committed to a cohesive society, where everyone - no matter what their background – has the opportunity to enter into and progress at work and achieve on merit.

The Government commissioned and supports the independent, business-led Hampton-Alexander Review to meet its targets of women holding 33% of senior leadership positions and 33% of board positions in FTSE350 companies by 2020.

The Hampton-Alexander Review and other reviews promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace, have featured on the agenda and in wider discussions at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s senior management meetings on at least a monthly basis in the last two years. It has also been discussed over the last eighteen months at the three Minister-led Business Diversity & Inclusion Group meetings chaired by Andrew Griffiths, and by Margot James previously, at Interministerial Group meetings and at a meeting between the Permanent Secretary of BEIS and the Chair of the BEIS Select Committee.

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