Cabinet Office: Training

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 3rd October 2022.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Attorney General

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions the provision of mandatory training for his Departmental staff regarding their obligations under the Equality Act 2010 has been cited by his Department as a defence against Section 109 proceedings since the commencement of that Act.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Attends Cabinet), Paymaster General

The information is not collected centrally by the Cabinet Office, and any retained records do not identify cases where Section 109 has been relied on. Nor do they readily identify whether mandatory training in relation to obligations under the Equality Act formed part of that defence or if it has ever been relied on.

There are publicly available judgments from Cabinet Office Employment Tribunal, on the GOV.UK website, that can be located here.

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