asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Andrews on 26 June (WA 125), how many staff remain to be considered for assimilation prior to vesting day for the Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR); what recommendations were made by the Office of Government Commerce Gateway reviews of the CEHR in relation to the effectiveness of the planned transition; whether they intend to publish the Office of Government Commerce's last report, dated 30 May, about the effectiveness of the planned transition for the CEHR; and when the CEHR intends to contact the citizens advice bureau about the expectations being placed on that charity to provide advice to those individuals who do not meet the CEHR criteria. [HL4572]
The number of staff that remains to be considered for assimilation prior to vesting day is in the region of 370.
The Office of Government Commerce Gateway review report, dated 30 May, is personal to the CEO as the senior responsible officer for the CEHR programme. It is not intended to publish the report. At the last CEHR Commission Board meeting the CEO reported that the recommendations had been met or were in hand.
The commission’s legal strategy is being developed. The interim legal strategy will be in place by 1 October. Any organisations impacted will be consulted, including organisations such as Citizen’s Advice Bureau, ACAS, law centres and other local service organisations who will provide advice to individuals who do not meet the CEHR's criteria for assistance.