Lord Brougham and Vaux asked Her Majesty's Government:
When they will announce the results of their consultation on drink-driving.[HL77]
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Lord Whitty: We shall make an announcement when we have finished considering the responses to our consultation exercise.
Delivering for Women: Report
Baroness Denton of Wakefield asked Her Majesty's Government:
Why they distributed their information on Delivering for Women only to women peers and MPs.[HL79]
The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Jay): Copies of the report were issued to women Members of Parliament as they would have a particular interest. However, the report is available to all members through the Libraries of the House. Members of the public may obtain a copy of the report from the Women's Unit, who can be contacted at 10 Great George Street, London SW1P 3AE.
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Ministers' and Politicians' Privacy: Policy
Lord Tebbit asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether it is their policy that no public mention should be made of the private lives of all politicians, or all Ministers, or only selected Ministers.[HL40]
The Minister of State, Cabinet Office (Lord Falconer of Thoroton): Ministers and other politicians are treated no differently from others in public life.
Lord Patten asked Her Majesty's Government:
Why they have not set up a Men's Unit.[HL7]
Lord Falconer of Thoroton: The Government are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for men and women. The Sex Discrimination and Equal Pay Acts protect men as well as women from discrimination on grounds of sex. Because, historically, men have not suffered the same disadvantages as women, the Government do not believe that a Men's Unit is necessary.