Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equalities

Responsibilities

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equalities is responsible for the following policy areas:

  • women and the economy, including women on boards and reducing the gender pay gap
  • challenging cultural stereotypes
  • stopping violence against women and girls
  • domestic, international and EU commitments on equality including the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
  • supporting the Secretary of State on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) policy

Previous holders of this role

  1. Caroline Dinenage MP

    • 2016 to 2016
  2. Jo Swinson

    • 2014 to 2015
  3. Jenny Willott

    • 2013 to 2014
  4. Jo Swinson

    • 2012 to 2013
  5. The Rt Hon Theresa May MP

    • 2010 to 2012

Announcements

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  1. WePROTECT: fighting online child sexual exploitation

    • Press release
  2. New research shows seven is heaven for girls and sports

    • Press release
  3. Awards announced from £2 million homophobic bullying fund

    • Press release
  4. Government funds pilots to help women find quality part-time jobs

    • Press release
  5. Government names and shames largest ever number of National Minimum Wage offenders

    • Press release
  6. "Meet a Mentor" events for female entrepreneurs

    • News story
  7. Jo Swinson champions speed mentoring for Scottish businesswomen

    • Press release
  8. Minister challenges business leaders to address gender inequality

    • Press release
  9. Jo Swinson talks to 5 News Tonight about shared parental leave

    • News story
  10. Government reappoints 3 Commissioners to the independent Low Pay Commission

    • Press release