Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: International Men's Day

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 1st December 2020.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department took to mark International Men's Day on 19 November 2020.

Photo of John Whittingdale John Whittingdale Minister of State

International Men’s Day offers an opportunity to highlight where we need to do more to improve outcomes for men and boys and to talk about some of the work across Government to tackle those issues.

This work ranges from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities looking at outcomes for the whole population - including ethnic minorities and White British people; preparation for an Employment Bill which, subject to further consultation, will make flexible working the default unless employers have good reason not to; delivering the Suicide Prevention Workplan, which sets out action that is being taken across Government departments and the NHS to reduce suicides, including amongst men.

This Government is committed to levelling up opportunity and ensuring fairness for all - regardless of gender or background.

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