Autumn Statement

HM Treasury written question – answered on 13th January 2017.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government plans to publish the equality impact analysis of the Autumn Statement 2016 to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

In line with the Government’s legal responsibilities and policy commitment to promote fairness, the Treasury and other Government departments fully comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), including with respect to all publication requirements.

When working on policy, including measures announced at the Autumn Statement 2016, Ministers are advised of the impact a decision has on protected groups, and this is taken into account when a policy decision is made. There is no statutory requirement to prepare this information in a particular form or to publish Equality Impact Assessments.

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