Government Equalities Office


Government Equalities Office

The UK government department called the Government Equalities Office was created in October 2007 when the Women and Equality Unit, based within the Department for Communities and Local Government was converted into an independent department.

It is headed by Harriet Harman, as Minister for Women and Equality and Lord Privy Seal, assisted by Maria Eagle as Parliamentary Secretary.

Although it has lead responsibility for gender equality within the UK government, together with a responsibility to advise on all other forms of equality (such as Age, Race, Sexuality and Disability) to other UK government departments. The day to day responsibility for policy on these issues was not transferred to the new department when it was created.

The Equalities Office currently leads the Discrimination Law Review, which is developing the proposed Single Equality Bill to replace existing anti-discrimination legislation. [cite web
url=http://www.equalities.gov.uk/dlr/index.htm
title=Discrimination Law Review (DLR)
publisher=Government Equalities Office
]

References

External links

* [http://www.equalities.gov.uk Government Equalities Office website]


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