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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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