HC Deb 24 February 1998 vol 307 c216W
Mr. Gibb

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if she will estimate the annual cost of the proposed citizens juries to evaluate public opinion on issues related to women. [31094]

Ms Ruddock

As Minister for Women I am exploring ways of strengthening our dialogue with women, and in particular how we might extend that dialogue to reach women who are not part of a women's organisation. I am currently talking to women and to women's organisations about how we might best achieve this, and we are considering a range of options to identify the most effective means of reaching some of the women whose voices are not usually heard. I expect to be able to make an announcement shortly.