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Departmental Equality

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to paragraph 28, page 35 of his Department’s resource accounts for 2006-07, (1) on what date the Commission for Racial Equality completed its report; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the report; (178277)

(2) for what reasons the Commission for Racial Equality was concerned about his Department’s production of race equality impact assessments.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave him on 11 December 2007, Official Report, column 510W. The answer on 11 December, explained that the Commission for Racial Equality published its report on the Department on 27 September and reported on the outcome of the Commission’s investigation. A copy of the Commission’s report has been placed in the Library. The reasons for the Commission’s concerns are set out in the report.