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Women’s Employment Summit Debate, 02/10/12 [S]

Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 2 October 2012 on the women’s employment summit. The debate was introduced by the Minister for Youth Employment, Angela Constance.

The summit was held on 12 September with the purpose of considering the issues that impair women’s access to, and participation in, the labour market, and to identify action. Issues raised included child poverty and childcare.

At decision time the following motion was agreed to:

That the Parliament notes that the Women’s Employment Summit, held on 12 September 2012 in partnership by the Scottish Government and Scottish Trades Union Congress, recognised the significant contribution that women make to sustainable economic growth; recognises that, for many women, a range of barriers to achieving their full potential still exists and welcomes the Scottish Government’s work with partners across Scotland to address those barriers, which include the pay gap, occupational segregation, childcare and difficulties in business start-up, and agrees that the Scottish Government should now work with partners to draw up and implement a cross-government approach to help achieve its short, medium and long-term ambitions for the women of Scotland.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 2 October 2012 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 2 October 2012