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Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether the proposed new duty for the public sector to address social inequality contained in the New Opportunities White Paper is to apply to (a) executive agencies and (b) non-departmental public bodies. (258612)

The Government are talking with interested parties about the concept and design of a duty to address socio-economic inequality, ahead of deciding whether to legislate. No decisions have been taken as to which public bodies the proposed duty might apply to.