Fiscal Policy

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 12th February 2009.

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Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper The Chief Secretary to the Treasury 10:30 am, 12th February 2009

My hon. Friend makes an interesting point about the way in which performance-related pay or different bonuses may be decided on and raises questions about whether there might be discrimination or unfairness as those decisions are taken. It is thus right that, in addition to looking at how to prevent an unfair bonus culture that overly rewards excessive risk across the financial sector, we should also look at whether any discrimination is taking place. My hon. Friend may be aware that my right hon. and learned Friend the Minister for Women and Equality has instigated work in this area.

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