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Departments: Departmental Co-ordination

Volume 463: debated on Monday 1 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) ministerial committees and (b) permanent groups involving senior civil servants have been set up by his Department to liaise with the Ministers for Women. (155242)

[holding answer 12 September 2007]: The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions sits on numerous ministerial committees, including a number of committees with the Minister for Women. A list of committees and the ministerial membership is available on the Cabinet Office website at:

http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/secretariats/committees/index.asp

Senior civil servants from DWP and the Government Equalities Office sit on the following permanent group:

The Ethnic Minority Employment Task Force Senior Officials Group.