HC Deb 06 March 1996 vol 273 cc227-8W
Ms Corston

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will make a statement on her Department's implementation of the European Union's third medium-term equal opportunities programme for men and women. [17269]

Mrs. Gillan

The Government supported the third Community action programme on equal opportunities for men and women, which ran from 1991 to 1995. The programme had three broad objectives: the implementation and development of legislation; integration of women in the labour market; and improving the status of women in society. The Government have taken a wide range of actions in all these areas.