Equality and Human Rights Commission: Public Appointments

Department for Education written question – answered on 27th November 2017.

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Photo of Lord Lester of Herne Hill Lord Lester of Herne Hill Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 1 November (HL2213), what are the terms and conditions of appointments of members to the board of the Equality and Human Rights Commission; and what sanctions may be imposed if those conditions are breached.

Photo of Lord Agnew of Oulton Lord Agnew of Oulton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The terms and conditions of appointments of members to the Board of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) are set out in summary in the EHRC Commissioner applicant information pack, as advertised on the Centre for Public Appointments website. A copy of the EHRC Commissioner applicant information pack is attached and can be found at:

https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/EHRC-COMMISSIONER-candidate-infomation-pack.doc.

Failure to comply with EHRC’s Code of Conduct, a requirement within the terms and conditions is addressed in part four of EHRC’s Governance Manual; Code of Conduct and conflicts of interest. A copy of the EHRC’s Governance Manual is attached and can be found at:

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/sites/default/files/governance_manual.pdf.

Applicant information Pack (Word Document, 224.5 KB)
Governance manual (PDF Document, 778.75 KB)

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