New Clause 10 - Equality impact assessments

Part of Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform Bill) – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:40 pm on 29 November 2022.

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Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Minister for Climate) 2:40, 29 November 2022

I ask the Committee to reject the new clause. I assure the hon. Gentleman that the Government take their responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 very seriously. We would never intend to bring forward legislation that does not comply with that law. The Government will continue to provide equality impact assessments for regulations that engage a relevant public sector equality duty, as is good practice. We follow our responsibilities under the Equality Act, and will continue to do so when the Bill becomes law. With no further ado, I ask the hon. Gentleman to consider withdrawing the new clause.