UK: Jo Swinson, a new employment minister: Female quotas ‘negatively affect’ business, MP Kerry McCarthy calls for end to topless women on page 3

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Female quotas ‘negatively affect’ business, says minister Telegraph.co.uk Jo Swinson, a new employment minister, said bringing in “quotas” forcing companies to reserve a certain number of board seats for women could lead firms to recruit poor quality female candidates.Her comments come as Britain fights a draft proposal from Brussels to impose a 40 per cent female quota on boards of listed companies across the European Union.Asked how quotas would affect the economy, Ms Swinson referred to a study indicating that “mandatory quotas to increase the number of women on corporate boards has negatively affected business performance”.

Bristol MP Kerry McCarthy calls for end to topless women on page 3 of The Sun This is Bristol BRISTOL East MP Kerry McCarthy has backed a campaign to end the use of topless women on page three of The Sun. The Labour MP today challenged Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to also take a stand on the issue.

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