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Ethnic Minority Employment Task Force

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 14th July 2010.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the Ethnic Minority Employment Taskforce is next due to meet; what its role is; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The coalition Government are committed to improving opportunities for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. The Ethnic Minority Employment Task Force was set up in 2003 to drive forward strategies designed to ensure ethnic minorities no longer face disproportionate barriers to achievement in the labour market. Task Force membership includes Ministers from all key departments as this multi-dimensional issue requires a cross-governmental approach.

It has not been possible for the Task Force to meet since the general election, however, updates on the work agenda together with minutes of every meeting can be found on the Task Force's website:

http://www.emetaskforce.gov.uk

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