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Equality and Human Rights Commission: Databases

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 13 January 2010

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what the timetable is for the creation of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s lifestyle database; and what data sources will be used to create it. (309396)

The Equality and Human Rights Commission will be developing its Equality Measurement Framework over the next 18 months and will make available some data by the autumn of 2010.

The Equality Measurement Framework will in large part use existing information sources from national surveys and administrative data sets, such as statistics from the British Crime Survey, Census, Crown Prosecution Service, Health and Safety Executive, Labour Force Survey and Office for National Statistics Opinions Survey.

The Commission will also be asking data providers to consider developing these sources in ways that will allow more analysis which would be utilised by the Equality Measurement Framework. However no new data collection burden is expected to fall on individual employers or other private organisations.