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Departmental Equality

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what conclusions his Department has reached in fulfilment of the duty under section 3.111 of the statutory code of practice of the disability equality duty. (190683)

DFID published its disability equality scheme on 4 December 2006. This can be viewed on the DFID website:

DFID holds the Jobcentre Plus ‘Two Ticks’ disability symbol which promotes the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities and has a disability champion, a disability liaison officer and a strengthened disability forum network.

A central diversity team will continue to monitor progress against the action plan and report on progress in DFID’s 2007-08 Annual Diversity report, to be published in March 2008.