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Gender Equality: Carers

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

16. To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on equality between men and women in providing care. (212143)

As I said in the response to my hon. Friend the Member for West Ham (Lyn Brown). We recognise that the majority of caring, around 70 per cent. is done by women. The Prime Minister launched the revised National Carers Strategy on 10 June. It set out a £255 million package of support for carers. Throughout the development of this strategy I had discussions with ministerial colleagues about support for men and women.