HC Deb 01 July 1998 vol 315 c223W
Jackie Ballard

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what plans she has to present an annual report to Parliament on progress on main streaming. [45795]

Ms Ruddock

The Government have launched a new initiative on mainstreaming which will ensure that the needs of all groups, including women, are taken fully into account in the development of policies and the delivery of services.

The Ministers for Women intend to publish an annual report to Parliament setting out progress on mainstreaming the women's perspective into Government policy-making. The first report will be published after the end of this financial year.

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