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Public Spending: Equality Impact Assessments

Volume 702: debated on Thursday 5 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 19 February (WA 48) concerning equality impact assessments of public spending in Northern Ireland, what guidance, if any, is provided to public authorities on how to obtain relevant evidence and so decide what consideration they give to assessing existing and proposed funding policies for equality impact. [HL3758]

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland publishes a range of guidance for public authorities to assist them to comply with their statutory obligations. Copies of the Guide to the Statutory Duties, Practical Guidance on Equality Impact Assessment, Statement on Key Inequalities in Northern Ireland and Monitoring Guidance for Use by Public Authorities will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.