Clause 101

Part of Equality Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 9:15 am ar 25 Mehefin 2009.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) 9:15, 25 Mehefin 2009

Given that the Baroness became Prime Minister when I was only nine years old, I am not entirely familiar with all the people whom she promoted to the Cabinet. She certainly smashed through one barrier: whether one agreed with her or not, she showed beyond all doubt that a woman was eminently capable of being the Prime Minister of our country. That was an excellent example to set and it should have made it easier for women for two reasons: first, she demonstrated beyond peradventure that women could do the job; and secondly, she raised the aspirations of all those women who think that they can do the job to show that they can and should do it. Her example is remarkable.