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Disabled Women

Volume 407: debated on Wednesday 18 June 2003

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To ask the Minister for Women what recent consultations she has had with the Minister for Disability about access to work for disabled women. [118481]

My hon. Friend the Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Mrs. Roche), the former Deputy Minister for Women and I have regularly met with our Department of Work and Pensions ministerial colleagues on a range of employment questions, including in relation to gender and disability.Most recently, I attended a breakfast meeting at 11 Downing Street with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to discuss with senior business leaders increasing employment opportunities for disabled people.