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Equality and Human Rights Commission

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2010, Official Report, column 68W, on the Equality and Human Rights Commission, if she will place in the Library a copy of the correspondence (a) requesting the use of the Commission's buildings for non-Commission business and (b) (i) granting and (ii) revoking such permission. (319741)

The EHRC is independent and manages its own affairs. I have placed the correspondence it has provided in the Libraries of both Houses.

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality for what reasons the Equality and Human Rights Commission pays travel and expenses rates to staff based on the rates paid by each of the Commission's predecessor bodies. (323049)

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is independent and manages its own affairs; the following is based on information it has provided.

The EHRC has kept in place existing HMRC approved travel and expenses policy based on the legacy commission rates while it is in the process of finalising its new travel expenses policy that would apply to all EHRC staff. The new policy will be part of a suite of human resource policies which are due to be implemented in April 2010.