COMMONS

Equalities

24 January 2011

Tuesday 25 January 2011 at 11 am

Committee Room 8

 

Purpose of session

 

This is a session to examine the work of the Home Office in relation to equalities, including the Government’s equality agenda, the role of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State responsible for Equalities and Criminal Information and of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and a number of topical policy issues relating to equalities and criminal justice.

 

Witnesses:

At 11 am

  • Trevor Phillips, Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission
  • Helen Hughes, Interim Chief Executive, Equality and Human Rights Commission

 

At 11.30 am

  • Lynne Featherstone, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Equalities and Criminal Information

 

 

Committee Chairman, Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, said:

 

Equality is the cornerstone of our society. The Committee looks forward to questioning the Minister for Equalities and Criminal Information Lynne Featherstone and the Equality and Human Rights Commission about their roles and the government’s agenda to ensure that this remains the case.”

 

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