Gloria De Piero letter to David Cameron asking for clarification of the Women and Equalities portfolio

Following the announcement that Nicky Morgan will be the Minister for Women ‘attending Cabinet’ and Sajid Javid will have responsibility for Equalities, Gloria De Piero MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, has written to the Prime Minister.

The full text of the letter is below:


The Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP

10 Downing Street




9th April, 2014

Dear Prime Minister,

Following today's announcement that Nicky Morgan MP will be replacing Mrs Miller as Minister for Women in an 'attending Cabinet' role and Sajid Javid MP will be responsible for Equalities as Secretary of State for Culture I write to ask clarification on the following points:

1.      Who has overall responsibility for the Government Equalities Office?

2.      Which department does the new Minister for Women relate to, and who does she report to on this portfolio?

3.      Which Minister is ultimately accountable to Parliament on these issues?

4.      How will the Government ensure that issues that particularly impact on women are properly addressed and fully integrated within Government policy?

In addition I ask for your assurances that all of these matters were given proper consideration and discussed with officials before today's appointments were made.

I look forward to your response on this matter.

Gloria De Piero MP

Shadow Minister for Women & Equalities