Departmental Equality

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 13th July 2010.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how much the Government Equalities Office has spent (a) in total and (b) on staff costs on promoting equality and diversity in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and how many people are employed by the Government Equalities Office for this purpose.

Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Government Equalities Office)

The expenditure of the Government Equalities Office has fallen over the last three years from £83 million to £69 million. The detail is shown in the following table:

GEO costs 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
Administration costs
Staff costs 3,996 5,210 6,496
Other administration costs 1,212 2,701 2,863
Programme costs
Staff costs 329 324 862
Programme expenditure 1,473 2,179 3,864
Grant in aid to NDPBs 77,047 59,264 55,049
Income -1,041 -27 -124
Total 83,016 69,651 69,010

The Government Equalities Office grant to NDPBs includes an element related to Human Rights.

For 2010-11 the Government Equalities Office contributed £9 million to deficit reduction.

All of the Government Equalities Office staff is employed on promoting equality and diversity.

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Marty York
Posted on 3 Oct 2010 9:45 am (Report this annotation)

Surely there's another £60 million here that could be contributed to defecit reduction, and finally close the door on New Labour's sinister "equality" agenda?