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Departments: Equal Opportunities

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps his Department is taking to implement the gender equality duty due to come into force on 6 April 2007. (120639)

The Scotland Office is part of the Department for Constitutional Affairs and I would refer the hon. Member to the replies given by my right hon. Friend, the Minister of State for Constitutional Affairs (Ms Harman), on 19 February, Official Report, cols. 291 and 292W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps his Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to ensure that it and related bodies are in compliance with the gender equality duty in the Equality Act 2006 by the April 2007 deadline. (120987)

The Scotland Office is part of the Department for Constitutional Affairs and I would refer the hon. Member to the replies given by my right hon. Friend, the Minister of State for Constitutional Affairs (Ms Harman), on 19 February, Official Report, cols. 291 and 292W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his Department has (a) a gender strategy and (b) a gender equality action plan in place. (125503)

[holding answer 6 March 2007]: The Scotland Office is part of the Department for Constitutional Affairs and I would refer my hon. Friend to the replies given by my right hon. Friend, the Minister of State for Constitutional Affairs (Ms Harman), on 19 February, Official Report, cols. 291 and 292W.