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Equal Opportunities Commission

Volume 979: debated on Wednesday 20 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in the next financial year, he will seek to reduce by half the funds allocated to the Equal Opportunities Commission.

The approved expenditure for 1980–81 will be published in the Supply Estimates in the near future.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will itemise in the Official Report the additional posts in the Equal Opportunities Commission approved in late 1978, and the current annual cost of each; and what is the number currently employed in this body, as compared with the numbers employed in May 1979.

In late 1978, the approved complement of the Equal Opportunities Commission was increased from 134½ to 172 posts. A total of 42½ new posts were approved and five existing posts were deleted from the complement. Details of the additional posts are as follows: