New Ministers for women and equalities announced

Maria Miller has been appointed the new Minister for Women and Equalities alongside her new role as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. She will be supported in this role by Helen Grant (also Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice) and Jo Swinson (also Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills).
Maria Miller said:
“Equality is a cornerstone of society and I am looking forward to taking on this vital area. Everyone should benefit from equal opportunities and equal treatment. Our plan to allow equal civil marriage is a great example of this.
“But equality is not just a question of fairness – giving women the support they need to realise their full potential will also give the economy a huge boost. Growth is our number one priority as a Government and genuine equality of opportunity will be a vital element in creating a sustained and sustainable economic recovery.
“This Government has already made real progress and I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with Helen Grant and Jo Swinson to continue this.”

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