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Public Meetings

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many public meetings the Government Equalities Office has held in each year since its inception. (319348)

No annual figures are kept but since its establishment in October 2007, the GEO has held the following public meetings:

consultations on the Equality Bill (8);

Women in Focus events, which promoted the use of the gender equality duty and aimed to improved outcomes for women offenders (10);

events that form part of the campaign to promote public appointments (29);

the Black And Minority Ethnic Women Councillor's Taskforce events (16); and

roundtable events to discuss the National Equality Framework (5).