Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Training

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 26th September 2022.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Attorney General

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, 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 Dean Russell Dean Russell Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

BEIS does not hold this information centrally. Conducting a search of all Section 109 proceedings for the citing of mandatory training as a defence would incur disproportionate costs.

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