Pay Gap

Minister for Women written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of Jim McGovern Jim McGovern Labour, Dundee West

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent progress has been made in reducing the pay gap between men and women.

Photo of Meg Munn Meg Munn Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Women and Equality)

Latest data show that the pay gap between men and women has been falling steadily but not fast enough. On 2 April we launched a report setting out the comprehensive programme of action across government to reduce the gender pay gap, one year on from the Women and Work Commission's recommendations. Last month my Department hosted a conference with Opportunity Now for employers to discuss best practice on increasing gender equality in the workplace.

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