HC Deb 21 May 1997 vol 294 c91W
16. Ms Maria Eagle

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what are her plans for ensuring that women are included in poverty elimination strategies.[328]

Clare Short

The evidence is clear that empowering poor women is essential for effective poverty reduction. The education of girls is also a key priority. A commitment to women's development will be a major theme in the forthcoming White Paper.