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National Equality Panel

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 13 January 2010

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what groups have been invited to submit evidence for consideration by the National Equality Panel in its investigation into inequality. (308680)

The National Equality Panel sent invitations to a range of equality lobby groups and academics to submit evidence to the National Equality Panel’s call for evidence on economic inequality in the UK, in November 2008 to the end of January 2009. These groups included:


Age Concern/Help the Aged

Children's Right’s Alliance

Child Commissioner

Child Poverty Action Group


Lesbian and Gay Foundation

1990 Trust

The Runnymede Trust

Operation Black Vote

The Evangelical Alliance

The Muslim Council of Great Britain

British Humanist Association

The Interfaith Network

The Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales

The Church of England

The National Secular Society

The Jewish Board of Deputies

The Hindu Council

The British Council of Disabled People

Leonard Cheshire Foundation







Women’s National Commission

Fawcett Society

National Alliance of Women Organisations

Press for Change


British Retail Consortium

Federation of Small Business


Audit Commission



National and Diversity Forum

National Council for Voluntary Organisations


Consumer Focus

Engineering Employers Federation

The Tax Payers Alliance

Policy Exchange

Fabian Society

Institute for Public Policy Research

Pensions Policy Institute

Institute for Employment Studies

The New Policy Institute

One Parent Families


And academics:

Professor. Danny Dorling

Professor. Jane Falkingham

Professor. Maria Evandrou

Dr. Anne Green

Professor Mark Stewart

Professor Gary Craig

Dr. Gloria Gordon

Glen Bramley

Jay Ginn

The invitation to submit evidence was also put online for anybody to respond to.

We received 25 responses, which are available online at: