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Equality and Human Rights Commission

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what assessment has been made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) value for money of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. (298448)

The financial position and performance of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is regularly monitored by the Government Equalities Office (GEO). There are monthly financial reports to the GEO Board and Ministers hold regular review meetings with the EHRC’s accounting officer and chair of the Commission.

The GEO has pushed for savings and improved efficiency from the Commission. The Commission’s budget has been reduced by 10 per cent. in light of these reviews and the Commission is looking further at efficiency in its value for money plan.