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Departmental Impact Assessments

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families 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. (255079)

27 equality impact assessments (EQUIAs) have been undertaken within DCSF in the last 12 month period. There are no significant additional costs in carrying out these assessments as the requirement to undertake EQUIAs is an integral part of the policy making process.