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Local Government: Equality

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what role her Department had in the drafting of the Equality Standard for Local Government. (268919)

The “Equality Standard for Local Government” was developed by the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) together with the three Equality Commissions with input from the Audit Commission. A new “Equality Standard for Local Government” was published recently.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding regional improvement and efficiency partnerships have allocated to the development of the Equality Standard for Local Government in the last 12 months. (268920)

The Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships (RIEPs) are devolved partnerships of councils and other local services. Information on funding allocations to the development strategy for local government is not held centrally.