Urgent Question on appointment of Toby Young: 8 January 2018

08 January 2018

Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary Dawn Butler pressed the Universities Minister Jo Johnson on the appointment of Toby Young to the Board of the Office for Students, in the Commons on Monday 8 January 2018.

This followed publicity around posts that Young had previously made on social media. Jo Johnson defended the appointment, telling the House that "a board made up only of university insiders would be hard pressed to provide the scrutiny and challenge to the sector that students and taxpayers deserve".

Young resigned from the Board the following morning, Tuesday 9 January.

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