HC Deb 06 May 2004 vol 420 c1727W
20. Mr. Denham

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what further action she will take to close the pay gap between women and men in the south-east. [170697]

Ms Hewitt

I am taking forward a number of measures to address the pay gap nationally. These include the introduction of the Equal Pay Questionnaire, and last month we launched plans to streamline equal value tribunal procedures. We know that the large pay gaps in London and the south-east are driven by the very high salaries of men in the finance sector, that is why we are already working with the EOC to promote pay reviews in retail finance and city sectors.