§ Jackie Ballard
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the subject of each gender impact assessment drawn up by his Department since June 1997, stating in each case whether the outcome has been(a) put out to consultation and (b) published. 
§ Mr. Spellar
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Minister for Women, on 14 July 1999,Official Report, House of Lords, column 636.
As part of the Government's commitment to ensuring that its policies are relevant to the lives that people live today, my Department is working closely with the Women's Unit to develop good practices for carrying out gender impact appraisal.
We have no historical records of gender impact assessments undertaken to date.