This written ministerial statement, dated 15 March 2011, is a correction to an oral answer on the Big Society and women’s organisations. It was laid in the House of Lords by Baronees Warsi.
I regret to inform the House that there was an inaccuracy in an answer I gave to Baroness Barker in the course of the debate which followed Baroness Gould’s question of 8 March 2011, Official Report, column 1512-1513.
The response indicated that a consultation had been published on 7th March 2011 and that this looked at, amongst other things, equality impact assessments of funding decisions.
I can confirm that the consultation ‘Strengthening Women’s Voices in Government’ published on 7 March 2011 will look at the best ways to ensure all women, including those at the grass roots and at the community level, have an opportunity to be involved and have their voices heard by government. The consultation does not include any discussion of equality impact assessments of funding decisions.