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Parliament to introduce Women and Equalities Select Committee

The Government is to introduce a new Parliamentary Select Committee dedicated to Women and Equalities issues.

Select Committees provide important oversight and scrutiny on government work in areas but until now, there has been no one committee with oversight of government equalities work.

However, following sustained campaigning from a number of MPs including a report from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Women in Parliament the Government has agreed to introduce a Commons equalities committee for the first time.

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June 18, 2015

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