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House of Commons Committees have been working hard to make their panels of witnesses more diverse. This means we try to make sure that witnesses are from a range of backgrounds, areas of the country and have different experiences of the issues we’re looking at.
We annually publish a breakdown of witnesses by gender. The latest stats are available on the Liaison Committee website here.
The Liaison Committee recently published a report on witness gender diversity. You can read it here.
The following individuals have given evidence to Committees and shared their experiences of doing so.
Professor Emma Crewe writes on her blog about her experience of giving evidence to a Committee and offers advice to other witnesses.