HC Deb 04 March 2002 vol 381 cc5-6W
Mr. Rosindell

To ask the Minister for Women if she will make a statement on her policy towards gender pay inequalities in the context of paragraph 27 of the Laeken conclusions. [39633]

Ms Hewitt

In paragraph 27 of the Presidency Conclusions of the European Council meeting in Laeken on 14 and 15 December 2001, the Council noted with interest the list of indicators of gender pay inequalities. This Government are fully committed to reducing the gender pay gap and therefore support the indicators proposed in the Belgian Presidency's report.