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Equal Opportunities

Volume 78: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the sex and ethnic origin of the officer designated by his Department as equal opportunities officer.

[pursuant to his reply, 29 April 1985, c. 27]: My equal opportunities officer is a citizen of the United Kingdom. I do not see the relevance of the question as to sex.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he is satisfied with the equality of opportunities in his Department in so far as they concern sex and race discrimination; and what advice has lately been given to staff in his Department in respect thereof by the officer designated as equal opportunities officer with responsiblity for giving such advice.

[pursuant to his reply, 29 April 1985, c. 27]: Yes. All staff have been advised of the Department's general policy on race and sex equality of opportunity through office circulars published in November 1984 and March 1985.