Committee

The Women and Equalities Committee was formed by the House of Commons on 3 June 2015 to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Government Equalities Office (GEO). Maria was elected chair in 2015 and was re-elected unopposed in 2017. Maria was previously Minister for Women and Equalities. She campaigns on a range of equality issues alongside her work as chair of the Select Committee. In particular, her focus is on modernising the workplace and making the online world a safer place with appropriate laws and regulations. She has successfully campaigned for revenge pornography to be made a criminal offence. The committee has made inquiries on improving the gender pay gap, race inequality, 30 recommendations on Transgender Equality and has current inquiries into abortion laws in Northern Ireland, issues affecting Gypsy Roma Travellers and the impact of Non-Disclosure Agreements. For more information about the work of the Women and Equalities Select Committee, please click here