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The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.
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We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.
To ask Her Majesty's Government how someone in England with at least one protected characteristic who considers that their local authority is in breach of its obligations under the Equality Act 2010 can escalate a complaint once the local authority complaints process has been exhausted.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman about the equalities duties of local authorities.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what organisations or persons have a duty to enforce the equalities obligations of local authorities towards persons with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
Entered the House of Lords on 12 January 2015
Party was Crossbench until 21 Jan 2020
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