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Equal Pay: Women's National Commission

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 24 January 2008

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality whether an equal pay audit has been conducted by the Women’s National Commission. (171383)

No equal pay audit for the Women’s National Commission as a separate entity has been conducted, but its staff would be included in any assessment of the commission’s funding sponsor, the Government Equalities Office, previously known as the Women and Equality Unit. I refer the hon. Lady to my answer to PQ 170572 regarding whether an equal pay audit has been conducted for the Women and Equality Unit, and to my answer to PQ 171377 regarding what assessment has been made of the pay gap between male and female staff in the Government Equalities Office. Publishing separate figures relating to the Women’s National Commission, which is a small body, may risk identifying individuals.