Equality Bill

Equality Bill

The Government published the Equality Bill on 27 April 2009.  The Joint Committee on Human Rights is considering the compatibility of the Bill with the UK's human rights obligations.

The Solicitor General has submitted a memorandum to the Committee Chair regarding the human rights implications of the Bill.  A copy of her memorandum is available below. The Government Equalities Office also submitted a memorandum, available below.

The Committee then wrote to the Solicitor General on 2 June 2009.

Oral evidence will be heard from Vera Baird QC MP, Solicitor General and Maria Eagle MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Government Equalities Office on Wednesday 24 June at 3pm. The Committee has also called for written evidence. See Press Notice No. 44.