Caste Discrimination

House of Lords written question – answered at on 4 July 2013.

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Photo of Lord Avebury Lord Avebury Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what research they have commissioned from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on caste discrimination; what relevance any such research has to the implementation of changes to the Equality Act 2010 agreed by Parliament during the last Session; and whether they will place an account of any such research in the Library of the House.

Photo of Baroness Stowell of Beeston Baroness Stowell of Beeston Lords Spokesperson (Department for Work and Pensions), Lords Spokesperson (Women & Equalities), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Government and the Equality and Human Rights Commission are in discussion about the Commission undertaking research into key aspects of the prospective legislation on caste discrimination. The Commission has a role as a National Human Rights Institution and regulator of equality law to consider the effectiveness and likely effect of the proposed change of law.

Any published documents resulting from this research will be placed in the Library of the House.

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