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Departmental Equality Impact Assessments

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many equalities impact assessments his Department has undertaken in the last 12 month period for which figures are available; and what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of such assessments. (255065)

The Department for Transport and its agencies have carried out over 100 Equality Impact Assessments in the last 12 months and are in the process of setting up a system to accurately monitor all assessments going forward. A cost estimate could be provided only at disproportionate cost.