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Equality and Human Rights Commission: Databases

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 41W, on the Equality and Human Rights Commission: databases, what requirements there will be on local authorities to provide information for the Equality Measuring Framework database. (323031)

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

The Commission advise that no increased burden will fall on local authorities as a result of the Equality Measurement Framework, as all the data for the tool will be taken from existing sources only.

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 41W, on the Equality and Human Rights Commission: databases, if she will place in the Library a copy of (a) the procurement notice for the Equality Measuring Framework database and (b) the full specification for the database. (323032)

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

A procurement notice for the Equality Measurement Framework is expected to be published in April 2010 and will be made available in due course. The contractor will be asked to specify the structure of the database so it is not possible to provide a full specification at this stage.