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Equality: Regulation

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation has imposed new burdens on local authorities in relation to equality and diversity since 1997. (273392)

I have been asked to reply.

This information could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, the Government are committed to ensuring that all new burdens falling on local authorities are fully and properly funded. Any policy which increases the cost of providing local authority services is subject to the new burdens doctrine and, where appropriate, funding is provided through the formula grant system or through specific grants.