HC Deb 16 December 1986 vol 107 cc431-2W
Ms. Richardson

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list those initiatives of his Department which have been of benefit to women, since 1979, the cost or estimated cost of these initiatives, and the proportion of the total budget of his Department this represents.

Mr. Ridley

There has long been a policy of equal opportunities for women in my Department. My Department does not discriminate against women. I have no idea what the cost to public funds of such a policy has been.