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Equal Opportunities

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent steps his Department has taken to increase equality in his Department. (287973)

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has taken a number of steps to increase equality in the department to support the efficient delivery of our policies and services including ensuring that our staff have the opportunity to develop their full potential and are representative of the communities the Department serves.

During the past year we have launched MOJ's Equality Action Plan and Equality Audit Tool; developed our e-learning equality compliance training for staff; streamlined our equality impact assessment procedure, published our Equal Pay Audit, and launched our Equality and Diversity portal. We have also recently published our Equality Schemes Annual Review setting out our progress during 2008-09.