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Community Cohesion

Volume 696: debated on Tuesday 20 November 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What arrangements are in place to monitor the impact of actions taken by government departments in pursuit of their statutory duties to promote good relations between people of all backgrounds. [HL106]

Government departments themselves monitor the impact of the actions that they take in pursuit of their statutory duty to promote good relations between persons of different racial groups. The Civil Service Diversity Champions Network, which consists of board-level members from each government department, oversees progress against the Civil Service 10-point plan, which includes the requirement to embed equality and diversity into all aspects of their work. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has responsibility for assessing compliance with the public sector duties.