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Equality and Human Rights Commission

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many completed cases originating in (a) Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) England the Equality and Human Rights Commission has taken up on behalf of individuals since its inception; and how many such cases concerned (i) disability discrimination, (ii) sexual discrimination and (iii) racial discrimination. (273630)

Between October 2007 and 31 March 2009, the Equality and Human Rights Commission undertook 203 completed cases on behalf of individuals:

(a) 191 cases originated from England;

(b) Eight cases originated from Scotland; and

(c) Four cases originated from Wales.

(i) 179 completed cases concerned disability discrimination;

(ii) 10 concerned sexual discrimination; and

(iii) 14 concerned racial discrimination.

Three cases concerned more than one strand of equality.