New figures published last week reveal that nearly 80 per cent of those expected to benefit from the Government's protections for the lowest paid public sector workers will be women.
An HM Treasury response to a Parliamentary Question reveals that 78 per cent of public sector workers earning less than £21,000 are female.
As part of the Government's deficit reduction plan, public sector pay is being frozen for two years from 2011-12 for those earning over £21,000. But for those earning under £21,000, pay will be increased by at least £250 in each year.
Commenting, Claire Perry, MP for Devizes said:
"It's vital to deal with the deficit in a way that is fair and protects the lowest paid, the majority of which are women.
"It is right therefore that nearly 80 per cent of the workers set to benefit from our protections from the public sector pay freeze are women."
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