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Departments: Racial Harassment

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many complaints of racial abuse relating to staff for which his Department is responsible have been (a) investigated and (b) upheld in the last 12 months. (149256)

There have been no formal complaints of racial abuse from DCMS employees in the last 12 months.

The Department is fully committed to equal opportunities and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, harassment or victimisation. There is an equal opportunities complaints procedure available on the Departments’ intranet which provides a mechanism for staff to raise and have addressed problems or concerns.