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:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/caste-in-great-britain-and-equality-law-a-public-consulation

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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