To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on (a) gender equality, (b) the rights of disabled people and (b) the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
2 November 2016
The UK has some of the strongest equality legislation and policies in the world. This will continue to be the case after we leave the EU.
Domestic equality policy has always been set by Governments in this country and this will remain so. Many of the policies that we have in place go beyond what is required by the EU. The Government Equalities Office will continue to follow an ambitious programme of work to ensure that everyone has a fair chance and that no one is discriminated against because of their background.