Minister of Women and Equalities questioned on work of the GEO

20 June 2018

The Women and Equalities Committee takes evidence from new Minister, Penny Mordaunt MP, on the work of the Government Equalities Office (GEO).

The Committee published a short report on 5th June, voicing concerns about the high turnover in the role of Minister for Women and Equalities, the Government’s commitment to achieving equality and the GEO’s place in government.

Purpose of the session

This session is likely to follow up on that report and will explore:

  • The GEO’s place in the machinery of government and the implications of the role of Minister for Women and Equalities transferring from the former Secretary of State for Education to the former Home Secretary and now to the Secretary of State for International Development
  • The new Minister’s priorities in this role and for equalities policy across government
  • Follow-up to previous work of the Committee on transgender equality, the gender pay gap and Sustainable Development Goal 5
  • The work of the GEO in relation to CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.


Wednesday 20 June, Committee room 18, Palace of Westminster.

  • Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women and Equalities.

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