Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion, Green)
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what Inter-Ministerial Group meetings on the cross-government Violence Against Women and Girls strategy Ministers in his Department (a) have and (b) have not attended; what steps he is taking to ensure coordinated work with other Government departments on the Violence Against Women and Girls strategy; and if he will make a statement.
Tim Loughton (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education; East Worthing and Shoreham, Conservative)
I attended the inter-ministerial group meeting on the cross-government Violence Against Women and Girls strategy held in July 2010. I was represented by senior officials at IMG meetings in October and December 2010. I attended the IMG meetings in February, October and December 2011. I did not attend the June 2011 meeting. The Department for Education is working closely with other Government Departments in respect of the actions to which it is committed in the cross Government VAWG strategy.