Urgent Question on David Meller's position at DfE following Presidents Dinner

24 January 2018

On Wednesday 24 January, Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips asked an Urgent Question on David Meller following revelations about the men-only Presidents Club Dinner. David Meller was a non-executive director at Department for Education (DfE).

Education Minister Anne Milton informed the House that "David Meller is stepping down as a non-executive board member for the Department for Education and as a member of the apprenticeship delivery board".

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