On Thursday, 26 June 2008 the Minister for Women and Equality, the Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP, made a statement to the House of Commons, repeated in the House of Lords by Baroness Andrews, setting out the main themes of the Equality Bill which will be introduced in Parliament in the next session.
To read the document; The Equality Bill - Government Response to the Consultation, click here [ PDF 2.1Mb]
Hon Harriet Harman MP in the House of Commons yesterday
Black and Asian women are ‘Missing Voice of Local Democracy’
Harriet Harman, Minister for Women and Equalities, will stress at a reception this evening in Westminster the need for local councils to have more Black, Asian and minority ethnic women as new data shows numbers have fallen back since 2006.
To view the press notice, click here.
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Fact Sheet
National Census of local authority councillors in England 2008
National census of local authority Councillors in England 2008 - key findings
Analysis of the views of candidates standing in local authority elections 2006-200
Photos : Ayoub Mzee