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Equality and Human Rights Commission

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what discussions the Government Equalities Office (GEO) has had with the Treasury on its response to the recommendation of the recent Public Accounts Committee report on the Equality and Human Rights Commission on clear guidelines to the Commission on (a) how future business cases should demonstrate the achievement of value for money and (b) at what point the GEO expects to be brought into these decisions; and when she expects the Treasury Minute in response to the report to be issued. (322344)

Following publication of this Committee of Public Accounts' Report on 4 March, the Government Equalities Office has discussed with Treasury the process for preparing the Government response to the report as a whole. The Government's response will be set out alongside responses to the other Committee of Public Accounts' conclusions and recommendations from its Fifteenth Report in a Treasury Minute in due course.