Equality Duty: Public Sector

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 9th May 2011.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities what discussions the Government Equalities Office has had with (a) race equality, (b) disability, (c) gender equality, (d) lesbian gay bisexual transgender, (e) older people and (f) other equalities organisations on the decision to re-draft and re-consult on the specific duties as part of the Public Sector Equality Duty under the Equality Act 2010.

Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Ministers and officials meet regularly with interested equality organisations to discuss all aspects of their work. The policy review paper, published on 17 March, sought comments from all interested parties, including equality organisations, on the proposed changes to the draft specific duties regulations.

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