Equality and Human Rights Commission

Home Department written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Sandra Osborne Sandra Osborne Labour, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the respondents to her consultation entitled Building a Fairer Britain: Reform of the Equality and Human Rights Commission published in March 2011 agreed with the proposal to amend Section 12 of the Equality Act 2006 which would change the requirement for it to report on Section 3 to Sections 8 and 9 of the Equality Act 2006; and what assessment she has made of the compatibility with the Paris Principles.

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

A summary of responses to the Government's consultation on reform of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, including a breakdown of the number of respondents agreeing with each proposal, was published on 15 May 2012. It is available in the House Libraries and on the Home Office website at:

www.homeoffice.gov.uk/

50 respondents to the consultation expressed support for the proposal to amend section 12 of the Equality Act 2006.

None of the reforms impact on the compatibility of the legislation governing the establishment of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Equality Act 2006, or with the Paris Principles.

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