§ Annabelle Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the role of the Minister for Women in his Department. 
§ Angela Eagle
[holding answer 26 February 2002]: I am Minister for Women in the Home Office and its services—police, probation, prisons and the immigration service. The role of Minister for Women in the Home Office is to champion women's issues and promote gender as a core issue for the Department and its services.