On 17th July 2007, Harriet announced her priorities as Minister for Women.
1. Supporting families, particularly as they bring up children and care for older and disabled relatives
2. Tackling violence against women and improving the way we deal with women who commit crimes
3. Empowering black and minority ethnic women to build cohesion within their communities and as a bridge between communities
Harriet's statement is available in full on the Women and Equalities Unit website, where you can also read what was said in the debate in the House of Commons.