Rosie has been appointed by the Labour Party to serve on the House of Commons’ Womens & Equalities Sub Committee. The sub committee was set up in 2015 to hold the Government’s Equalities Office to account and is chaired by Maria Miller MP.
The equalities office is responsible for equality strategy and legislation across government. It takes action on the governments to remove barriers to equality and help to build a fairer society, leading on issues relating to women, sexual orientation and transgender equality. It’s priorities include helping women to fulfil their potential in the workplace and helping businesses get the full economic benefit of women’s skills; eliminating the Gender Pay Gap (GPG) by introducing regulations requiring larger employers to publish their gender pay data and addressing the discrimination and inequalities that LGB&T people face, particularly in schools.
Committees are a large part of the work of the House of Commons; they consider policy issues, scrutinise the work and expenditure of the government, and examine proposals for primary and secondary legislation. Her name will now go forward to be voted on by the House of Commons.