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Part of The Minister for Women and Equalities Was Asked – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd March 2017.

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Photo of Fiona Mactaggart Fiona Mactaggart Labour, Slough 12:00 am, 23rd March 2017

The Minister said that the Budget was good for women, but actually mothers and couples will be losing 11%, or £2,400, of their individual income. In contrast, their husbands or partners will lose 5%, or £1,700, of their income. What does that tell us about her effectiveness as a Minister for Women?