Castes: Discrimination

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 25th April 2017.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Party Chair, Co-operative Party, Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has consulted employers and entrepreneurs on the potential effect of caste legislation; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

On 28 March the Government issued a public consultation – ‘Caste in Great Britain and Equality Law’ - on the issue of caste and caste discrimination and the Equalities Act 2010.

The consultation is due to close on 18 July and can be found at:

We encourage all those with an interest in this matter, including employers and entrepreneurs, to contribute to this debate by considering the issues set out in the consultation and responding.

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