I asked what steps the Government can take to get more women involved in sciencen and engineering careers.
Charlie: What more can be done to get women to consider a wider range of careers, particularly in science and engineering?
Jo Swinson (Minister for Women and Equalities): My hon. Friend is right to raise this issue. Only 7% of engineers are women. That difference in the sectors is a significant driver of the pay gap. The problems start very early in children's lives, so we need to look at the messages that are being put out through the education system but also more widely in the media regarding stereotypes and what young girls are encouraged to aspire to. We are encouraging parents and schools to have the information they need to assist their children.
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