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Departmental Responsibilities

Volume 477: debated on Friday 20 June 2008

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality (1) what (a) projects, (b) initiatives and (c) programmes the Government Equalities Office has (i) started and (ii) concluded since its creation; (202569)

(2) what projects have been carried out by the Government Equalities Office since its creation, excluding those projects carried out by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Women's National Commission, and the former Equalities Commissions;

(3) what projects the Government Equalities Office has taken the lead on since its establishment.

Since its creation the Government Equalities Office has undertaken a wide range of projects and initiatives. These include work on the setting up of the Equality and Human Rights Commission; developing and undertaking preparatory work to deliver the Equalities Public Services Agreement; managing the consultation and policy development work relating to proposals for a new Equality Bill, and undertaking a variety of initiatives relating to the Minister for Women's Priorities set out in Command Paper Cm 7183.

More detailed information about the work and achievements of the Government Equalities Office will be set out in its first departmental report due to be published later this year.