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Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 303W, on departmental procurement, who attended the dinner at the Arts Club organised by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. (251807)

I have been asked to reply.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission held a business dinner for its Commissioners at the Arts Club on 12 February 2007. The attendees were 12 EHRC Commissioners, an EHRC official member of staff and a personal assistant to one of the Commissioners. The dinner was an opportunity for Commissioners to meet with each other and discuss the Commission's agenda, including the identification of priorities, during the transition period. It was also the first opportunity for Commissioners to meet together in a less formal setting than the monthly board meetings.