- 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 Governmentwas converted into an independent department.
It is headed by
Harriet Harman, as Minister for Women and Equalityand Lord Privy Seal, assisted by Maria Eagleas Parliamentary Secretary.
Although it has lead responsibility for
gender equalitywithin 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 Billto replace existing anti-discrimination legislation. [cite web
title=Discrimination Law Review (DLR)
publisher=Government Equalities Office]
* [http://www.equalities.gov.uk Government Equalities Office website]
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