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Equalities and Human Rights Commission

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent discussions she has had with the Equalities and Human Rights Commission concerning transparency in respect of (a) opening the Commission's board meetings to the public and (b) publication of the Commissioners' register of interests; and if she will make a statement. (301005)

Transparency and openness are matters of great importance to the Equality and Human Rights Commission Board. This reflected in their new Governance Framework adopted earlier this year. Commissioners have already agreed to consider at their board meeting in December proposals for increasing its accessibility to the public and for making its register of interests publicly available.