HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 c143W
Jackie Ballard

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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. [91679]

Mr. Tony Lloyd

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to her on 22 July 1999,Official Report, column 609, by my right hon. friend the Minister for Women.

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.

My Department has not carried out any gender impact assessments since June 1997.