New Lords select committee on digital skills

New Lords select committee on digital skills

The House of Lords has set up the Digital Skills Select Committee. The new committee will investigate information and communications technology in the UK as well as current competitiveness and skills.

Chaired by Baroness Sally Morgan of Huyton, who will be responsible for overseeing activities, the committee will launch an inquiry later this month.

Baroness Morgan currently holds a non-executive directorship with Carphone Warehouse.

She will joined by Lord Aberdare, a director of apprenticeships provider Waltz Learning to Work, and Lord Lucas, editor of The Good Schools Guide, along with others.

The Digital Skills Committee will meet privately on 18 June. A call for evidence is expected to be published in July.

The committee will make a number of recommendations on the UK’s current digital set-up in a report, which is expected to be published by March of next year.

In recent times, the House of Lords Communications Committee has hit out at the government’s broadband policies. It said the UK could and must do better in the implementation of internet infrastructure.

Mobile understands that further information on the committee’s work will be released to the public following the call for evidence in July.


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