Department of Health and Social Care: Voting Rights

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee), Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to mark the centenary of women getting the right to vote in 1918.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department’s staff networks will be holding a number of events and activities throughout the year to mark the centenary. These include celebrating International Women's Day and several events celebrating the centenary itself and the contributions that women have made, and continue to make, to the improvements in the fields of health and social care. In addition to this, the Department is taking part in the civil service suffrage flag relay and will host the flag in Leeds and London.

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