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Women in the Scottish Economy

Volume 634: debated on Thursday 11 January 2018

4. What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland on the Sawers report on Womenomics. (903235)

The Sawers report highlights many of the issues women face in the workplace. The gender pay gap in Scotland is at a near record low, but it must be eradicated completely. The Minister for Women and Equalities regularly meets Cabinet colleagues to discuss such important issues.

The Sawers report was intended to be the start of a road map for the engagement of women in Scotland’s economy and not just an end in itself. I suggest that the Minister would be well advised to meet Professor Sawers to discuss how her report can now be taken forward in government.

That is a very pleasant suggestion, and I look forward to meeting Professor Sawers in due course.