Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women and Equalities


The Minister for Women and Equalities is responsible for the following policy areas:

  • same sex marriage
  • Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
  • equality legislation (including litigation and cases)
  • working with other government departments on violence against women and girls

Previous holders of this role

  1. Helen Grant

    • 2012 to 2013
  2. The Rt Hon Lynne Featherstone

    • 2010 to 2012


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