§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what policies are being implemented by Her Majesty's Government to promote the rights of women.
§ Mr. Waddington
Our policies for promoting equality of opportunity between men and women will be set out in full in a document to be published shortly as the Government's response to the "Forward Looking Strategies" drawn up at the United Nations conference in Nairobi. Some information on current and past initiatives in the Home Office which have benefited women was given in my reply to a question from the hon. Member for Barking (Miss Richardson), on 18 December 1986 at columns 652–53; similar information for other 11W Departments was given by other Ministers in reply to similar questions from the same hon. Member on 15 December at columns 399–400; 16 December, at columns 494–96, 433–34, 445–58, 457–58, 494–96; 17 December, at columns 546–47; 18 December, at column 677, and 19 December, at columns 813–14.