Firm attacked over all-male board

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Baroness Northover
Baroness Northover

A FTSE 100 company with no women on its board has been attacked as "outdated" by a Government spokesman in the House of Lords.

Baroness Northover, speaking for the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, hit out at engineering group Melrose as she faced calls from peers for more action to boost the number of women in boardrooms.