Dawn asks whether government will extend review on company directors to ethnicity

Dawn

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the oral contribution by the Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise on 28 October 2015, Official Report, column 476, if his Department will extend the remit of the Lord Davies review of diversity on boards to include ethnicity.

Answer Anna Soubry, Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Business and Enterprise)

To complement the work on Women on Boards, Sir John Parker has established a business led diversity initiative to end mono-cultural boards in the FTSE 100 boards by 2020.

The Government has also asked Baroness McGregor-Smith to undertake a review examining the issues faced by business in developing BME talent from recruitment through to the executive level. She will be reporting findings by the end of 2016.

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