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NHS: Race and Equality

Volume 715: debated on Tuesday 15 December 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government which NHS organisations have been issued with compliance notices by the Equality and Human Rights Commission for not complying with their obligations under the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Equality Act 2006; and how many other organisations are under investigation for similar non-compliance. [HL533]

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has recently issued the following organisations with compliance notices for breaches of the Race Relations Act 1976:

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust,

NHS Surrey.

The Commission is currently investigating 133 other organisations for possible breach of race laws.