Chancellor asked to address lack of diversity at Bank of England

Philip Hammond may be called to appear before Treasury select committee to tackle problem among Bank’s senior staff

The chancellor, Philip Hammond, may be called in front of an influential group of MPs to address concerns over a lack of diversity among the Bank of England’s most senior staff.

Nicky Morgan, who chairs the Treasury select committee, has written to Hammond asking for confirmation that everything is being done to encourage gender and ethnic diversity among applicants for roles on the Bank’s policy committees.

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