Equality and Human Rights Commission

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 24th July 2017.

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Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Chair, Procedure Committee

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the decision to abolish the post of Disability Commissioner in 2017 was taken at a meeting of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Board.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Department for Education)

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is an independent public body and decisions about the roles and responsibilities of its Board members, and how these are communicated within the organisation, are matters for the Commission itself. I have therefore asked the Commission’s Chief Executive Officer to write to my hon. Friend with the information requested. I will place a copy of the letter in the libraries of both Houses.

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