There are no women in the government’s new science and technology committee

12 Sep , 2017 Business

Norman Lamb

The UK government’s Science and Technology Committee has been criticised for failing to appoint any women to its new cohort of members.

The nine-strong, all-male committee was announced on Tuesday on Twitter and people immediately started highlighting its lack of diversity or scientific credentials.

“Good to see you’ve gone with the fully diverse package of both young AND old, white men,” wrote Twitter user John Ottaway, who describes himself as a science geek in his Twitter profile.

Another Twitter user by the name of Tarjinder wrote: “I’m more concerned about the level of expertise in science/tech as that will have an impact on decisions made.”

We are pleased to announce that our membership has been confirmed and @CommonsSTC is up and running: https://t.co/YniGfSyB07 pic.twitter.com/45uejKeTW6

— Sci & Tech Committee (@CommonsSTC) September 12, 2017

The Science and Technology Committee is tasked with making sure the UK government makes policy changes and decisions based on solid scientific evidence and advice.

Good to see you’ve gone with the fully diverse package of both young AND old, white men 👍

— John Ottaway (@JohnOttaway) September 12, 2017

I’m more concerned about the level of expertise in science/tech as that will have an …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Finance

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