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Advancement Of Women

Volume 87: debated on Friday 29 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how Her Majesty's Government intend to implement paragraph 58 of the document agreed at the Nairobi conference on forward-looking strategies for the advancement of women, relating to the collection of statistics on the situation of women.

A good deal of relevant statistical information is already being collected by Government Departments and other public bodies. Much of this is published. In addition, the Equal Opportunities Commission regularly publishes, as part of its annual report, a digest of selected statistics to depict the relative position of men and women in British society. The Government are not, therefore, short of statistical material with which to assess progress towards equality between men and women.